Motorcoach

Wisconsin operation offers sleep apnea program

Posted on February 18, 2009

In November 2008, Kobussen Buses Ltd. became the first company in central Wisconsin to offer an employer-driven sleep apnea program to all of its employees.

 

Everyone employed with Kobussen — whether full-time or part-time, bus drivers or office personnel — has been encouraged to participate. Kobussen partnered with Sleep Apnea Solutions Inc. (SAS) of Waukesha, Wis., to institute a voluntary and confidential sleep apnea program to promote employee wellness and help prevent accidents associated with drowsy driving. 

 

Kobussen’s program consists of interactive group education about sleep apnea, including completion of a sleep apnea risk assessment. Employees shown to be at risk for sleep apnea then meet with a SAS sleep specialist to complete a brief comprehensive sleep evaluation prior to being set up with a home sleep test. The cost of the tests is covered by Kobussen.

 

To date, close to 300 Kobussen employees have been educated about sleep apnea, 20 percent of those educated have elected to take a home sleep test.

 

More educational clinics will be offered in 2009 for new hires and employees who were unable to participate in the initial program rollout.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Vandalia Bus Lines named Motorcoach Operator of the Year

The annual award given by METRO Magazine was presented to Dennis Streif, his mother Judy and son Phillip at this year's UMA Expo in Atlanta.

Spanish-based Irizar introduces new motorcoach to the U.S. market

The i6 models on display this week at UMA Expo in Atlanta are available in a height of either 12.23 or 12.89 ft. and have been fully developed to the needs of North American operators, complying with all U.S. DOT requirements and manufactured entirely in the European Union.

American Seating unveiling new Wayfarer prototype at UMA Expo 2016

This year, American Seating is developing a new back option for Wayfarer focused on the private tour and charter market, and will exhibit this Wayfarer-TC prototype at the 2016 UMA Expo.

MCI bringing its reliability-driven vehicles and more to UMA Expo 2016

Will showcase two new 2016 J4500 coaches with a tighter-turning independent front suspension system, new two-door Setra S 417 Top Class and more.

CH Bus Sales delivers 3 Temsa TS 30s to Guam

Turtle Tours’ 36 passenger TS 30 coaches have enhanced features, such as 110-volt plugs and an elite REI audio/video system with three 15-inch monitors.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close