Starting Schneider National Dedicated Flex Fleet

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by vipie1992, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. keebler13579

    keebler13579 Medium Load Member

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    There is no rules forcing sleep study only rules are if you have taken a sleep study and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea
     
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  3. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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  4. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    if you opted in to insurance you pay ZERO for anything if you are in fact diagnosed with apnea.

    machine. supplies , everything on them. its fantastic.
     
  5. vipie1992

    vipie1992 Bobtail Member

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    I did sign up for benefits but they don't go into effect until the end of next month so if I do have to get a cpap it's gonna come out of my check until insurance kicks in lol.

    I'm all hooked up to my test right now, in my truck at the OC in Charlotte. I bring the test back in the morning and we'll see what happens. If I get a cpap maybe then I can make a case to deserve an apu lol.
     
  6. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    they used to provide a loaner machine til ins kicked in. not sure if its still done but they issued a battery setup. 12v with a charger and inverter to. recharge under power if needed. charging on hometime was enough for the week though.
     
  7. vipie1992

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    I got some kind of email from sni saying if you have a truck newer than 2015 you don't need the battery setup. I got diagnosed and they sent me on my way with the cpap. I just plugged it into the inverter under my bed and it worked no problem. They said I could also use the 12v on the dashboard but I'm trying to avoid that as long as I can. Apparently the 12v doesn't always give it enough power for the humidifier to work.

    As for wearing the thing, it's going to take some getting used to. I did my 4 hours last night but I felt restless wearing it, took it off after 4hrs and slept like a baby.

    I think I'm about to get serious about my weight and start shedding it so I don't have to be tied down to this thing for the rest of my life lmao.
     
  8. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    theres a variety of masks. I assume you have a full face, mouth/undrt nose, ovet nose only. nasal pillows.....

    google to see the choices
     
  9. vipie1992

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    I got the nasal mask because they didn't have the memory foam one in stock. I have a pretty full beard that kept the others from making a good seal. Might look into the memory foam one to see if it's any different.
     
  10. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    thats what I use. VERY comfortable. However I keep the goatee trimmed short to maintain good seal. Doubt with full beard it will seal.
     
  11. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    also you can use any brand mask. the connectors are universal size. Assume SNI still issues Philips Respironics machines.

    My dreamstation is fantastic. but I use resmed masks
     
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