HireRight, a provider of global background checks, drug and health testing, and employment eligibility solutions, is launching a sleep apnea study service as part of its truck driver health screening offering for the transportation industry. The service provides a convenient portable testing device that can be used at home, in a hotel, or even a sleeper berth, rather than requiring an overnight stay at a sleep study lab.

“Sleep apnea is a serious health risk for truck drivers and it’s critical for motor carriers to help their drivers get assessed and treated for it in order to improve their overall health and wellbeing,” says Steven Spencer, HireRight’s managing director of transportation and health care, in  a release. “Sleep study testing is crucial for public safety and Department of Transportation compliance. Our sleep study service makes it easy and convenient for drivers, and helps motor carriers maintain compliance, mitigate risks, reduce costs, and improve retention.”