Comdata's Sleep Apnea Disease Management and Fatigue Prevention Solutions Add Value to Managing Regulatory Compliance for Transportation Companies

Brentwood, Tenn. — June 20, 2011

Comdata Corporation, a leader in electronic payment innovation, launches a new set of regulatory compliance solutions that focus on the health of the truck drivers. Comdata introduces a Sleep Apnea Disease Management and Fatigue Prevention Solutions offering a unique program for transportation companies to increase driver safety, while decreasing employer liability and healthcare costs. 

Comdata Now Offers Sleep Healthcare Solutions for Truck Drivers

June 20,2011

Comdata's Sleep Apnea Disease Management and Fatigue Prevention Solutions Add Value to Managing Regulatory Compliance for Transportation Companies

Brentwood, Tenn. — June 20, 2011

Comdata Corporation, a leader in electronic payment innovation, launches a new set of regulatory compliance solutions that focus on the health of the truck drivers. Comdata introduces a Sleep Apnea Disease Management and Fatigue Prevention Solutions offering a unique program for transportation companies to increase driver safety, while decreasing employer liability and healthcare costs.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 28 percent of all truck drivers suffer from mild to severe sleep apnea, and those drivers with severe sleep apnea have a 460 percent greater chance of being involved in a severe accident over a seven-year period. Comdata's Sleep Apnea Disease Management and Fatigue Prevention Solutions allow companies to create a customized sleep healthcare program that addresses sleep disorders for their drivers, thereby improving driver safety and reducing company costs. Comdata's sleep healthcare solutions include companywide screenings, nationwide scheduling, single-night testing, immediate diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, as well as driver compliance reporting.

"Regulatory compliance programs continue to broaden, especially as safety regulations evolve to include health-related criteria for drivers," says Steve Stevenson, Comdata president. "Our customers rely on us for innovative programs that meet their expanding needs, and our new sleep healthcare solutions deliver timely, relevant programs that add measurable value to their business."

These new sleep healthcare solutions are integrated into Comdata's full suite of regulatory compliance solutions, which includes permits, pilot cars, driver log auditing, and fuel tax reporting. Comdata's Sleep Apnea Disease Management and Fatigue Prevention Solutions will be administered by Sleep Access, a leader in providing health and wellness platforms for the transportation industry.

"Focusing on sleep healthcare makes roadways safer, drivers healthier, and companies more efficient," says Evan Bledsoe, Sleep Access executive vice president. "Comdata and Sleep Access share a similar commitment to serving the transportation industry, and we look forward to collaborating with Comdata to deliver these solutions."

You may learn more about Comdata's Sleep Apnea Disease Management and Fatigue Prevention Solutions by visiting www.comdata.com.

About Sleep Access

Sleep Access is a sleep apnea disease management and fatigue prevention wellness program. They provide 100 percent of the administration and facilitation for the scheduling and coordination of the many aspects of a sleep-centered wellness program. In short, they have taken what used to require more than a dozen contacts and payments and simplified the process into one phone call. Since 2007, they have taken the time to carefully and particularly craft their approach to sleep health to make it one of the most easily implementable and affordable high-quality solutions on the market today.

About Comdata Inc.

Comdata Inc. is a leading provider of innovative payment and operating technology that drives actionable insights from spending data, builds enhanced controls and positively impacts its clients’ bottom lines. Comdata is part of one of the largest payment companies in the world and is the second largest commercial issuer of MasterCard in North America. Our 5,300 employees partner with companies in 53 countries to manage more than 1.9 billion fleet, corporate purchasing, payroll and healthcare transactions annually.