CPAP and physical question..

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by aml1984, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. aml1984

    aml1984 Bobtail Member

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    Ok, so earlier I went to renew my physical and the doctor wouldn't pass me due to non-compliance of my CPAP... She wouldn't even give me a temporary 3 month card so I could keep working and get back in compliance. Is there anything I can do about this, or am I just #### outta luck?
     
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    You did not know then that a 3 month medical card is a explicit warning to fix the root cause of your problem so you can drive completely free of this vising medical problem OR not drive a big truck at all. Possibly much of anything ehse at all. And thus you will be free.

    Here you are. A busted three mo and a unsolved medical prolem for whidh your DOT doctor has kiecked you out of his or her offices for already;

    Find another one this time be more particular to the sounds coming from under that cardboard, some of that can pretty be important.
     
  4. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Well, there's a whole slew of guys here that claim that sleep apnea isn't even regulated or enforced by the FMCSA now. So, how can your dot examiner enforce something that is supposedly unenforceable?

    Guess she missed the memo...
     
  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    There is no cpap requirement for your dot physical. If the company allows it, simply call around and find one that doesn't require that scam.

    If the company only will allow their clinic, go somewhere that allows any clinic.
     
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  6. aml1984

    aml1984 Bobtail Member

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    The thing is, I thought I was compliant. I admit I didn't use it every night, but I thought I used it enough to be compliant... Guess I'll just have to let this be a lesson..
     
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  7. aml1984

    aml1984 Bobtail Member

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  8. aml1984

    aml1984 Bobtail Member

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    Unfortunately this is the only clinic my company allows us to go to...
     
  9. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    So, what did she say you have to do in order to become compliant again?
     
  10. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Then find a new job that doesn't require this scam to work there.
     
  11. aml1984

    aml1984 Bobtail Member

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    I'm seriously thinking about it... This is ridiculous especially considering that the government doesn't even require this...
     
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