So swift now requires you to go to CerteDrive clinic to take your DOT physical.

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  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    The whole cpap thing has never been an issue for me.
    6 feet and 165 pounds, so they never made me take that crazy test.

    I agree that it is a scam. They target a certain group of people to stay on their gravy train.
     
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  3. Lennythedriver

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    There are now way better options than using a CPAP if you have sleep apnea. I definitely have it when I hit a certain weight. But if I get my weight back down it goes away. There’s a surgical insert that they could do now basically completely gets rid of sleep apnea. After a couple of weeks you don’t even know it’s there and you don’t have to wear that stupid mask.
     
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  4. Saltyoldone

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    My company would pay for it but I didn’t see the point of doing CrossFit exercises to sit in a truck for 10 hours a day.
    So I pay for my own so I can go wherever I want. I’d rather go to an actual doctor. Then to some guy with a certificate in a gym.
     
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  5. SteveH85396

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    I told the PA (to her face) that the sleep apnea test was a scam. Her response was to say that they (Concentra) did 80% of the DOT physicals in Phoenix and there was nothing I could do about it. I refused and they gave me a 3 month physical. Long story short: I'm back on a 2 year physical WITHOUT a sleep apnea test.
     
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  6. REO6205

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    Got a link for that?
     
  7. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

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    I went through this in 2019 an ultimately gave up my license because of this. The problem is The Feds do not recognize any other solution but a CPAP in the trucking industry to hold a CdL. They would not except what my GP and I had done. They only except the word of the so called dot certified examiners. Cpap is the only solution as far as they are concerned.
     
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  9. Lennythedriver

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    Funny they call it the solution but what maybe 25% of people truly adjust to wearing a mask and trying to sleep? Most people give up after trying for a couple of weeks. The only time I was ever able to wear that mask for more than about three or four hours without ripping it off my face at two in the morning was if I was so tired I just literally passed out. Cpap is not natural. Kudos to those who can adjust and actually live with using them.
     
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  10. dptrucker

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    was out of work for 3 years due to not getting a sleep study done.

    got one done so i could get back to work
     
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    I’ve often made the joke about whats going to happen in the industry. They are hell bent on getting every cdl holder on Cpap. It will get to the point I think everyone should just wear them while driving. Look cool like a fighter pilot in a dog fight out there in traffic.lol.
     
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