Walmart here I come!

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  1. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    what i don't understand is. do i have to have all that done before wm physical or before start class. i still haven't got dc phone call yet. so do i have time to get this done. the sleep center near me is booked until the first of may. im trying to find a different center
     
  2. TomOfTx

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    Just do an at home sleep study. The cost is much lower, can be done much sooner, and the doctor who reads the results can prescribe a CPAP if needed. The below link is for one of a few reputable companies offering the at home sleep study.

    http://www.1800cpap.com/home-sleep-apnea-test-device-kit.aspx

    As I said previously, getting this question of having or not having sleep apnea answered is better if done now. This way you do not have this issue hampering your attempt to get hired now instead of sometime in the future. Far too many DOT medical examiners are erring on the side of caution if they suspect a driver may have sleep apnea (large neck and/or high BMI).
     
  3. Ironhead2542

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    Thank you sir, I stand corrected.
     
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  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    i called the dc safety person where I applied at, finally today. after finding out my cigna insurance will make me pay $1,200 towards doctor sleep study home or in lab and cpap. so i said like me save $1,200 lol so i called. i was advised to not be concerned or to worry myself about the 17/35 wm requirement. that they only go by what the doctor says and not a wm rumor that has been going around. this is what was told to me on the phone. so i hope this is really true. then if i make the team then i can do the sleep well program if needed
     
  5. mike3fan

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    Yeah I just got something in the mail the other day from Walmart wanting me to do the sleep study, fully paid by Walmart. I learned along time ago to never volunteer for anything though.
     
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  6. drozzer69

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    For the record I had 16 years in the industry when I was hired on. Had only been with my previous employer for 3+ years.
     
  7. Ironhead2542

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    Thanks for setting me straight. My apologies.
     
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  8. jtg80

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    In order to get paid wait time at a distribution center that is not my home dc do I stay on duty till clock runs out?
     
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  9. Coover

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    Yes, that is what I was told
     
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    You get it until you start your layover then it stops.
     
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