The upgrade comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as essential workers like truck drivers and bus operators contend with longer work hours.
In early March, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration lifted an 11-hour-a-day cap on drive time for drivers hauling emergency loads such as medical and sanitary supplies. Drivers are still entitled a minimum of 10 hours off, but the rule change could lead to more fatigued drivers on the road — which is a problem, since it takes hundreds of feet to stop a low-speed 40-ton tractor-trailer.
“We are living in unprecedented times,” said Eyesight CEO David Tolub. “Without a concrete end date to the current situation, wearing medical masks may be a reality for the foreseeable future. Eyesight … is forging ahead and adapting to provide a reliable solution to help guarantee safety even under less than ideal circumstances.”