Sleep Apnea and CPAP Machine

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  1. Jefe999

    Jefe999 Bobtail Member

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    Any new truckers apply to a new company having already been diagnosed with sleep apnea.

    when you did the medical with them, was it an issue, did it slip your mind, or what kind of info did you have to provide.

    I’ve heard random stuff, some shady stuff and some things where they don’t want to bring you on if you have it bc you’re a liability. I’ve Los heard that some companies don’t care as long as your sleeping habits are within the parameters.
     
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  3. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Road Train Member

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    As long as I successfully got my DOT physical card, my company was fine with me using a CPAP machine. I did have to show doc doing the DOT physical a readout from the machine, showing that I use it and that it’s successfully treating my sleep apnea.
     
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    Can you have a CDL with sleep apnea? - Schneider Jobs
    A sleep apnea test is not currently required during a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, but examiners should still be assessing whether drivers show risks for sleep …
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    Sleep_Apnea_What_I_need_to_know_101608.pdf (schneider.com)
    What I need to know if I’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea
    In order to stay compliant with Department of Transportation (DOT) recommendations and Schneider policy, you must use your CPAP machine a minimum of four hours per/day. …
     
  5. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator

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    Pretty much this. Most cpaps either report online or have a SD card you take in for your physical. Otherwise just buy a small 12V to 120V inverter strip if the truck doesnt have one and its a non issue.
     
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