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Gordon Trucking Begins Sleep Apnea Wellness Program with REM Medical Corporation

January 28, 2009

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ – REM Medical Corporation, a leader in innovative fatigue management solutions for corporations, today announced that Pacific, WA based Gordon Trucking, has chosen REM Medical as its provider of comprehensive sleep medicine services. Initially, REM Medical will provide obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnostic and treatment services for drivers whose risk factors point to a high probability of this serious sleep disorder. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Officer of Inspector General (OIG) have released statistics indicating the prevalence of driver fatigue in high cost crashes as well as the medical costs incurred as a result of these drivers having untreated OSA. The REM Medical program is designed to improve roadway safety by improving the health of drivers through treatment and compliance management.

“We are committed to the health of our drivers and improving their safety,” said Steve Gordon, COO of Gordon Trucking. “Gordon is known as an employer that invests in the health of our drivers, significantly improving our retention and job satisfaction. The REM Medical team has developed a comprehensive program that can ensure our drivers nationally will have rapid access to quality care to get them back on the road quickly.”

“REM Medical has developed a national footprint to provide medical sleepcare to transportation companies such as Gordon Trucking,” said Jeff Zuhl, MD, REM Medical’s Chief Medical Officer. “Our nationwide network ensures that almost any long haul driver can be effectively treated and supported to ensure successful care without taking them off route. We are excited to be working in partnership with Gordon Trucking.”

About REM Medical Corporation

REM Medical Corporation was founded in 2005 to deliver comprehensive sleep medicine services through its existing sleep medicine institutes and through employer-driven programs. REM Medical has invested heavily to develop a program that can meet the needs of the transportation industry which is focused on driver health and safety to reduce costs. For more information, go to www.remmedical.com.

About Gordon Trucking, Inc.

Gordon Trucking was founded in 1946 in Pacific, WA and is today one of the leading US long haul carriers with over 1,500 drivers nationally. Gordon Trucking is privately owned and managed by the Gordon Family. Larry Gordon, President and CEO, purchased Gordon Fast Freight from his father in 1984 and formed what is known today as GTI. For more information on GTI please visit the Web site at: www.gordontrucking.com.

SOURCE REM Medical Corporation


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