LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – April 12, 2011 – SleepSafe Drivers®, Inc., a national provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment programs for fleets, today announced J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc (NASDAQ – JBHT) has signed a multi-year agreement to make its unique On-Site TM Diagnostic Ambulatory testing and Sure Compliance® treatment programs available to the carrier's drivers.
“We have documented significant improvement in the retention of drivers working with SleepSafe Drivers, with 86% still employed and successful with APAP (Auto-Setting Positive Airway Pressure) treatment at the 12 month phase of the program,” stated Greer Woodruff, senior vice president of Safety and Security at J.B. Hunt. “One of our Two Million Mile drivers who was tested and is now being treated for sleep apnea, lost 110 pounds and said, ‘this program literally saved my life’. There is no doubt that drivers that have sleep apnea are safer and healthier following diagnosis and treatment. We are very proud to have the trial enrollment successfully completed, and to be making such a beneficial program available to our drivers nationwide.”
One of the major benefits of the SleepSafe Drivers program is the Company’s unique On-SiteTM testing and Sure Compliance® Treatment program designed specifically for truck drivers. Utilizing the “Sure-IDTM” system to mitigate potential test fraud, a driver can be tested while sleeping in his or her truck, home, or in a hotel versus the typical in-patient testing environment.
If the test is positive for sleep apnea the driver will go through SleepSafe’s Sure Compliance® Treatment program which includes an APAP device with wireless monitoring to ensure effective treatment. Each driver also gets support from a personal Sleep Apnea/APAP Coach to help ensure successful long-term therapy.
“Our program allows drivers to be tested and treated within 24 hours, vs. three days to three weeks with traditional sleep programs. Additionally, our program is currently delivering an 86% success rate with treatment versus the nation average of between 30-50%, helping to preserve these drivers’ CDLs and careers,” stated Dana Voien, president of SleepSafe Drivers.
These outcomes present a vast improvement over traditional sleep diagnostic and treatment programs and a very important feature for drivers that need to get back on the road safely, and as soon as possible.”
About SleepSafeDrivers, Inc.
SleepSafeDrivers, Inc. is a provider of programs to reduce sleep apnea risk (along with all other sleep disorders) for both trucking fleets and their drivers. The SleepSafe Drivers® program is designed specifically for employees in risk-sensitive jobs or with challenging work schedules. The specialized program minimizes downtime and delivers an 86% success in treatment compliance. The SleepSafe Drivers management team has unparalleled experience and expertise in ambulatory testing, high-compliance treatment products and protocols, and a strong network with the nation’s leading sleep labs, sleep physicians, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers. For more information, visit www.sleepsafedrivers.com