Stuck trying to take care of a sleep study, need advice badly. (CRST)

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  1. Balgias

    Balgias Bobtail Member

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    I have been driving with crst for about 6 months now, during my physical at the start of this mess I was requested to take a sleep study before these 6 months were up. My dispatch being what they are never got around to getting me around to hometime before these 6 months expired so they had my co-driver drop me off over here at their riverside terminal where I could begin the process of getting my sleep study taken care of.

    Initially I was dropped off to one of those scammy take-home-equipment places that charged me 100$ cash to take one of those overnight tests, they told me I would have to have a doctor look at the results of this test. In order for me to see a doctor I'm having to get my insurance transferred over to this county which could take 20 or so days from now.

    So right now instead of sheltering me while I take care of trying to find a doctor to see or if there's some other insurance I should sign up with they decided to basically kick me out of their terminal, leaving me with 200$ to get a rental car or a bus ticket with.

    I need a rental car for my amount of things I have with me, but I'm short on money in order to get one with, alternatively there's a terminal with swift just down the road. Soo right now I'm torn between getting shuttled with my things to swift, or beg/borrowing money from home in order to even get home and finding a job more suited to my needs.

    And about the sleep study thing, I don't have issues sleeping, I don't doze off when sitting, I'm usually pretty well rested and alert after getting up after 5-6 hours of sleep and I'm a nighttime driver. My 'need' for having sleep study is purely based on the speculation of one of CRST's physicians.
     
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  3. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    maybe try to find a small storage unit in the area to put your things and apply to Swift. Usually can get the first month free on storage units.
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    How long is your medical card good for?
    If your card is good for a few more months then go to a company that doesn't require another physical.
    TransAm
    Freymiller
    Paschall Truck Lines
    Magnum Ltd.
    Carolina Cargo
    Give them a call & maybe they'll email a bus ticket to you now.
    Do the online app. then follow with a phone call.
    Any old port in a storm until you get this worked out.
     
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  5. Balgias

    Balgias Bobtail Member

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    I had another physical done during a short visit I had done while attending primes orientation. ( Failed to get hired on, first instructor didn't explain the class scheduling, missed a class my 2nd day. ) And it doesn't make any note about my needing a sleep study, but it isn't the longer-form medical evaluation that describes how long this 'exam' was good for.
     
  6. thejackal

    thejackal Road Train Member

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    Welcome to mega truckn....
     
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  7. Balgias

    Balgias Bobtail Member

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    Have issues signing on with another company, swift is saying I need to finish my contract with crst
    even though crst is leaving me high and dry with no support expecting me to get a sleep study.
     
  8. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    And these companies wonder why they have problems hiring drivers. Putting up with all the bs regulations and 14 hour days all for hamburger wages.
     
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  9. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Call marten transport. They pay for all sleep tests and provide you with c-pap machine. They only require 6 months exp i think.
     
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  10. Balgias

    Balgias Bobtail Member

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    Orly? Inteerreeeesting.
     
  11. rambler

    rambler Road Train Member

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    Sad as helll. Been on the road for 6 months and can barely scrape up $200? Good luck, I hope you get it sorted out.
     
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