sleep apnea screening for truckers, is it a law now?

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  1. Conway Lifer

    Conway Lifer Member

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    I cant find any information that sleep apnea screening for truckers is now a law. Anyone have a link to show this or is this not true.
     
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    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When did this law going in effect?
     
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    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This is actually a good thing. When I was ordered to test by the DOT doctor with a sleep study ETC I stopped breathing 36 times in a 6 hour span. I know everyone does not like the government meddling in your private business but I am a believer in CPAP. I sleep better and have had no issues staying awake at night and even during the day when I switched back and forth ..
     
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    Con-F-Trucker Active Member

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    And now you have to be tested every yr and monitored !! to make sure you are compliant with using you're machine ! invasion of you're privacy !!
     
  7. Conway Lifer

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    In my case, Just the 2 night home study is $434.00, YOU have to pay this!!
     
  8. Really..wtf

    Really..wtf New Member

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    A friend of mine drives for Fed Ex and they pay all costs associated with the tests and machine.
     
  9. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they should just look at how stressful our 'fine' jobs really are. More and more stops, more freight, understaffed terminals, constantly under the gun to meet delivery/pickup windows, ridiculous residential deliveries day after day...no wonder we don't sleep worth a crap.
     
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  10. Really..wtf

    Really..wtf New Member

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    None of that bothers me, just take care of yourself so when they are done with us we can drive for someone else.
     
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  11. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    They still ain't done carving this up. He wants to move away from premium service and into economy freight. EBITDA EBITDA EBITDA. The bottom line above all. Do more with less. And do more cheaper than you did less or else.
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    This is the key. And we will all have our moment of truth. Make sure that whatever you do that it doesn't compromise your future or your family.
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    I ask the wife maybe once a month, have I been snoring ? Yes. Okay. Did I ever stop breathing ? No. Cool, we are still good.

    This is one of those " silent " killers. You are not conscious while it happens. You are not aware of the danger.
     
  14. Conway Lifer

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    They say you can stop breathing an night while sleeping as much as 400 times, and not know it at all.
     
  15. kenneth

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    Had to chime in.I've been on the hose for about 7 years now.I went on my own before laws took affect.I feel 100% better since started.Was having to take a compliance letter every year for DOT Certification.Now My employer Old Dominion started contracting with a company in Ga.They supply all my supplies at no charge to me at all.I'm not big on big brother.But,I have alway's been compliant and I do think this is a growing health problem that driver's overlook.Glad to see the government stepping in on the matter.Hope XPO will step up and take care of there driver's like OD has.I'm very Thankful that I work for a company that has took one less expense out of my pocket ever year.
     
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    I am glad you work for a company that takes care of their employees and that you took care of yourself. I doubt XPO will step up to help the employees ... does the phrase let them eat cake ring a bell ... it is all about the bottom line.
     
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    I think OD looked at has a liability and decided that it was worth the investment.
     
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    I think it could be .. kudos to OD.
     
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    Snoman Nothing But Drama.....

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    Does anybody realize that artical is 4 years old???Just saying as the Sleep test are not manditory for EVERY driver...only if you dont qualify per your DOT physical...
     
  20. Conway Lifer

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    If you are 50 years or older, or high blood pressure or if your BMI is above what they say is ok, then they can make you take a home sleep study test. My doctor said all they really need is for the driver to have BMI high, and they can make you take the test, just for that.
     

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