There is No New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea… Yet

There is No New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea… Yet
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Does the new law on DOT physical sleep apnea for truck drivers have you confused? Join the club! Drivers don’t know if they have to get sleep apnea testing, and, if diagnosed, whether they can still drive. There’s a lot of maybes and what-ifs involved in answering these questions, but let’s try to get some facts clear.

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For starters, there is no new law on DOT physical sleep apnea for truck drivers. As it stands today, the U.S. Department of Transportation, or DOT, does not require sleep apnea testing for truck drivers. However, DOT does require that truck drivers get a medical examination in order to hold a CDL license. The medical examiner is the one who decides if the driver needs sleep apnea testing. DOT says that it’s up to your medical examiner whether or not your medical condition will interfere with your driving. If diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea, you are considered unsafe to drive and will lose your CDL until you’re treated for sleep apnea and deemed safe to drive again by your medical examiner. 

Essentially, whoever examines you during your CDL physical will determine your sleep apnea status, and therefore, your ability to safely drive. That seems pretty straightforward, right? So, why all of the confusion?

Lack of a New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea Arouses Confusion

The confusion stems from the fact that government officials can’t make up their mind.

Last year DOT planned to pass a new law on DOT physical sleep apnea that would require sleep apnea testing for drivers. Medical examiners, carrier employers, and drivers hoped that a new law would give the industry more direction, as there’s confusion on exactly what is and isn’t allowed when it comes to drivers with sleep apnea. However, that law never passed. President Donald Trump reduced regulations across industries once he was elected. As a result, government officials scrapped the proposed law. This change of plans triggered a debate across the trucking industry on whether required testing truck drivers for sleep apnea is good or bad. Some feel that the government should regulate truck drivers with sleep apnea. Others feel it is unnecessary and invasive. No one knows what they’re actually supposed to do about sleep apnea.

Common Questions on the Non-Existent New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea

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What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder where a person’s breathing stops and starts while they are sleeping. This affects the quality of sleep they get. Sleep apnea can affect all age groups, ethnicities, and sexes. There are several factors that place people at a higher risk of sleep apnea such as being overweight, smoking or alcohol use, and a family history of sleep apnea. The issue with driving and sleep apnea is that several studies suggest it is unsafe. People with untreated sleep apnea are at risk of falling asleep or being slow to respond. In recent years, many accidents have occurred in the transportation industry as a result of someone driving with untreated sleep apnea.

Do I need sleep apnea testing to drive truck?

If you meet a certain criterion you may need sleep apnea testing. For example, medical examiners typically test drivers for sleep apnea who have a higher Body Mass Index. The drivers will go through testing and, if diagnosed, must accept treatment, before they can receive their CDL.

If I have sleep apnea, can I still get my CDL?

Yes! You can still drive with sleep apnea as long as you are managing your condition. If your medical examiner confirms that you’re managing your sleep apnea and it won’t interfere with your ability to drive safely, you’re good to hit the road. If you do not manage your sleep apnea, then there’s a chance your CDL will be denied until your condition is under control. Keep in mind that state laws vary. Check out what your local Department of Motor Vehicles has to say about sleep apnea regulations in your state.

Will I lose my CDL if I test positive for sleep apnea?

If you have moderate to severe sleep apnea, your ability to maintain your CDL could change. The government puts temporary holds on CDLs when drivers are diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea. Your CDL will be returned to you once a medical examiner says you are managing your condition. More frequent examinations may happen in order keep your CDL active. This is to ensure that your health is monitored for safety.

Do I have to use my CPAP machine?

If you have a CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea, you have to use it to keep your CDL. Medical examiners won’t sign off that you can drive a truck safely until they are sure that you are using your CPAP and treating your sleep apnea.

 

Do you think there should be a new law on DOT physical sleep apnea? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Author: Lenay Ruhl

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  1. I feel unless you have a accident history due to lack of sleep no one should determine your need for testing. I do however feel that driving schools should emphasize sleep management practices. As a driver of twenty four years I know when to rest and when I can drive. That of course comes with experience.

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    • I agree. I been driving for 5yrs and if or when I get tired I park get rested and continue driving. Anyone can fall asleep driving even without sleep apnea

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    • Question. Sleep anea testing is no longer required. Is there a new law that’s abandoning SA testing.

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        • It’s still a law cause I just failed a dot physical the doc said it’s still a dot lw and now I have to take another sleeptest

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          • your doctor is a liar and you should report him for fraud. american quacks are notorious for being profiteering scumbags. DOT should be abolished and let the market decide. we’re not children, we’re americans, damn it and we should shut this country down until congress stops its crap! starve em out!

          • Hi Andre, did you get another sleep study done and if so did insurance cover it. I was just denied because I had checked that I did have it a couple yrs ago, but lost weight and didn’t need it anymore. The Dr. said DOT will need a printout of the last 30 days wth.

          • That should not have happened. It is absolutely not a law it is 100% up to your medical examiner. Some medical examiners are under the assumption that they are required to send somebody for a sleep test because of a high body mass index. This is false. The fact that they are sending people strictly because of a high body mass index is very discriminating. Anybody can have sleep apnea. They give you the questionnaire in order to determine if you’re more likely to have sleep apnea for every box you check off of course your more apt to having it. For them to automatically determine that there is a high chance you have sleep apnea because you check off no boxes but have a high body mass index is not right. If you truly don’t have any of the symptoms you should not be made to have the test.

    • As dentist who makes oral appliances for people with sleep apnea, I respectfully disagree and think truck drivers should be tested. The test is very easy and is done at home in your own bed. I positive diagnosis should not mean a trucker can’t work. It just means treatment is needed.

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      • Dr. Are the are the mouthguard molds that you make with the computer chip in them. Approved or do you need the full CPAP machine

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      • What if you have a mild case

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      • And plenty of people have “normal” lives while living with sleep apnea. So unless your proposing that everyone with a drivers license (reg. car license) should be tested, it’s another overbearing over watch of the government in the form of regulation. I’m all for physical medical screening, but let’s draw the line before we’re next compelled to submit to yearly HIV test, forced to have all Surgen General recommended immunizations, and DNA profile submission like the military. Keep in mind we are “Professional” drivers and majority of us know how to recognize, evaluate, and react to our fatigue.

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    • Has anyone ever found that they DON’T need a C-pap after testing?

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    • I agree with you because they measure your neck if it’s more than 18 inches, they say you definitely have sleep apnea. I completely disagree with that because you may have a bigger neck.

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      • I disagree also because they also say the when you have a couple 17 inch neck.

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      • I know someone who said they did that to him and the S-A Dr added an inch to his neck and never measured it

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    • I have a question the doctor my job sent me to for a physical asked me to sleep on my machine for 45 day and I so and got a reading of the machine and will not pass me because my machine does not give a reading to say it works and asked me to buy one that does or he want release me . and my machine is only two years old and the insurance will not replace it .and I can’t work on job . and my blood pressure is good and I fill good . what are my rights if I can’t work till he release me . I have left job now because I can work because of doctor

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      • Your machine should have a slot for an sd card that it yiu will need to take it to the place you got it and they can read it for you

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  2. If I was tested and was told I had sleep apnea and now with the new law do I still have to be compliant with my CPAP machine. I feel that I sleep worse with my CPAP machine then I did without it. It wakes me up constantly every night

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    • Great question. My question is. Is it a new law that drive drivers no longer have to worry about sleep apnea

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      • This is still a law

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        • I think it’s a bunch of bull I’ve been driving truck for 25 years have not had an accident ticket in over 18 years they don’t take that into consideration they don’t take anything else into consideration I sleep fine now in fact I get less sleep cuz I can’t stand to wear them machine so now instead of getting 8 hours I probably get five and a half you have to get four hours on the machine 70% of the time 10 years to retirement and when I do I’m going to burn that piece of s***

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          • 21 years with CPAP Machine and loving it! the first 2 year was hell using it , now can’t go to sleep without it .6.5 to 9 hours of sleep every night .

    • If you do not sleep better with your CPAP, then the CPAP is misadjusted or broke and should be worked on until perfect

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    • I have the exact same problem and would like to be retested for sleep apnea. I don’t have any symptoms of sleep apnea

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    • Yes, you have to be compliant with some form of treatment. If you are having trouble with your CPAP machine see your physician that ordered the CPAP for you. Also, if your apnea is mild to moderate you can potentially wear an oral devices that would be made by a dental professional. You do have options!

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    • There are other treatments for apnea besides the machine. Look into Inspire Sleep, it is a new surgery for moderate to severe apnea. Or, mouth guards for mild to moderate apnea.

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      • Inspire has potential but is much too costly and not covered by many medical insurance. This surgery is in the neighborhood of $30,000. Oral appliances are effective for many people and cost in the $3000-$5000 range.

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    • I agree, since getting diagnosed and forced to use the machine, I never get a “good nights sleep” anymore

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      • I agree… these contraptions are supposed to be there to help us and improve sleep and reduce stress, I have 5X more stress worrying about getting the minimum time on it!!!

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        • Lol no lie there your constantly having to make sure your getting your 4 min. In ,,so then your worried about all the time ,so you actually, get no quality rest ,it seems to me

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    • I hear you. Mine wakes me up all night long.

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    • I have the same experience. I try to sleep a couple of hours then put mask on at midnight and keep it on 4 hours. During that time ,I just cat nap, waking up frequently. Then I take it off and try to get some more good sleep. I’m more drowsy during the day now than before the cpap. After I lost a lot of weight, I asked for another home sleep tests in order to reverse my diagnosis. I even cheated by sitting up and watching TV 6 hours while wearing the test device. The DR. still said I had Sleep apnea even though my results showed different.?? Could this be a loss of income for him. I told this to my primary care provider and he told me no one passes the test. I sometimes lay in bed awake all 4 hours with the mask on in order to get my dot physical requirements. There has to be a better way to separate people who actually need a cpap. My son-in-law can fall asleep at a stop light if he doesn’t use his and he is not overweight. For me, I just want to remove the requirement to pass my physical. I would still try to use the cpap some because I found that it helps my sinus drain and I haven’t had a sinus infection since I started the cpap. I use to take anti biotics regularly.

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  3. Gentlemen. Please look into sleep apnea. I have a good friend who has sleep apnea. He is a truck driver. He left the road, due to falling asleep at the wheel. Then he was diagnosed with SA. His memory is returning, he wakes up refreshed, he is not so grouchy….he is, a different man. His informed me that the windows do not shake at night anymore when he is home. This is a serious matter and when you are running down the road and see a catastrophic collision, ask yourself “Did that driver have Sleep Apnea”:?

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    • I have sleep apnea and my machine makes my life worse. I get less sleep due to that machine than I do without it. And yes I have a CDL!

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      • Amen this whole thing is a money grab. That damn machine looses more sleep for me than it ever gained.

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        • yes it is a money grab for the states.and its bias if you a big berson naturally you deemed to have sleep disorder.thats BS but it puts your livelihood at risk,to were you cant take care of your family.and who to say these medical examiners are on the up and up. ive been driving for 7years never a accident but weigh 300lbs all my life but now all the sudden you say I have sleep apena,because my BMI exceeded the limit

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        • I was diagnosed from a sleep study as having mild sleep apnea. Was prescribed an oral appliance. It worked great. Obozo and his bureaucratic communist regulators changed using an oral appliance. Obozo dictated the use of a CCRAP machine. I don’t sleep now because I don’t need the machine but am forced to wear it.

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    • I have sleep apnea. Diagnosed. Got a cpap. Cannot sleep with it. I spend $4,000 on testing, machine ,and another $3200 hoing to specialist to tune my machine. That is 15% of my pay. I cannot sleep with machine on as 6 ot of 10 drivers have told me they also cannot. Now i do what they do. Watch tv with it on to hit my minimum then go to bed without it. I am in incredible cardiovascular shape. I do kickboxinf and jujitsu 4 nights a week and run marathons on weekend. After 20 years driving without cpap i never once felt i was going to fall asleep. After 4 months with machine waking me every 15 min i almost feel asleep a hand ful of time. It does not work for all. Spcialist now wants me to try a $2200 bypap.. not sure who this law helps

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    • Like all “medical conditions” there are treatments that work for some people and treatments that don’t. However a sleep machine is the ONLY accepted treatment for people with sleep apnea? Lose my job because of a study that I wasnt part of? Sickens me to the core

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  4. So, exactly what are the regulations? I did not renew my medical card in Aug. due to the sleep apnea rules, but my new employer wants me to get medical card back so I can drive locally for them. Can the ME make me get tested or not?

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    • It will be up to your company and the medical examiner to decide whether or not to test you for sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, you will most likely be required to treat the condition in order to pass the exam and drive truck. The law change basically says that the federal government isn’t going to regulate sleep apnea testing, not that the testing itself would go away. Hope that answer helps!

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  5. Although I tested positive for SA, I feel that the way the test was administered, gave a false positive. It took 8 MONTHS for me to get used to the mask and achieve compliance. Only 5 times in the last year have I woken up after 8 hours still wearing the mask. Most nights I only manage to keep the mask on for 3 hours. Using the machine has ruined my sleep and now I’m more irritable than ever before. I can’t be the only driver to contemplate saying “screw it” and leaving the industry that I’ve spent more than 18 years in.

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  6. Went in for certification,was told to get sleep study,so damn silly,at 62,come on,41 years driving,wanted to slap the MRO,who the heck,,refuse to do it…

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  7. I have my next Physical due in a month, I have sleep apnea and use my machine. Can I now not declare this ? Still use my machine though but keepnitnpravate shall we say.

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    • As long as you are monitoring your sleep apnea, you SHOULD be ok. I would double check your company policy on this. Let us know how it turns out!

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  8. The dot knows i have SA. My question is..if I do not disclose it on the long form on my next physical will DOT pick up on it or will they issue my new 2 year card?

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    • Basically, DOT is leaving it up to the doctors and the trucking companies to decide how to handle sleep apnea. As long as you are treating it and the doctor says it’s managed, you should be ok.

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  9. How does this work if you’re a owner-op driver that doesn’t answer to a company? Once you find out you have SA do you have to report it?

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  10. I think. This is. A. Crock of. Crap… At this point now. The “nurse practitioner” that administered my test said. Since. My 3 co-mirbidity of. Having a 17″ neck makes me. Have sleep apnea… I call Bs!…. It’s about generation of $ for more testing.. Which us as patients can’t. Normally afford!!!

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  11. I’m confused. I have an upcoming DOT physical. I do not have any symptoms of sleep apnea, but I am overweight and have a large neck. Will I be required to do a sleep study?

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    • According to what they are saying in the article, its not DOT required. BUUUUUTTTTTT, it could still be required by your company.

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      • When I went to take my DOT the Dr ordered a sleep study and issued a 3 month medical card. My insurance would not cover cost reported it as not medical related. After reviews I made of pros cons and laws I confronted Dr. With results where DOT doesn’t require and Dr’s response was at they do it to cover their ass from getting sued

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  12. It’s all about money period, doctor’s will send anyone and everyone to take the test to avoid a law suit.

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  13. I just got my recert today. My last one was for 2 years now today the Doc says that due to my using a cpap my exam is only good for 1 year. What the heck? Is this correct? If the FMSCA is no longer requiring testing and they can no longer force me to test why is this an issue? i can understand an employer requiring you to provide proof that you are properly treating it, but not denying me my 2 year card.

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  14. Why do companies insist on scheduling and paying for employees DOT physical exams at their health care provider? Does the company gain more legal rights to employees health information or to speak with the examination physician about a diagnosis by scheduling and paying the health care provider directly for the DOT exam?

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  15. I was asked to take SA test due to my body massage index being over there so called limits. Anyway, I was advised at testing if we noticed some episodes you will be woken to put CPAP mask on, to show before and after the difference. I was waken to put mask, so why was I prescribed the CPAP machine. Insurance doesn’t pay for it. Secondly, during time I used CPAP mask, I changed and found out, I’m allergic to the silicone, I knew I was allergy to latex and rubber. Now what Third if it’s so damn important to my health, why when I worn mask for naps of four hours and four hours at night, I was told my report was all red because I used it twice a day four hours each, that’s too much. DOT reg, is four hours in a 24 hour period. Needless to say I was home without pay. To try again. Now remember, SA, is whenever you sleep, so why was I wrong. My conclusion is a business, a income NOT A HEALTH ISSUE. And my beliefs anyone can get sleepy behind the wheel, fat, skinny, medium. So TEST ALL. because you’re missing the ones involved in those accident, and trapping the drivers with no problems to wear this piece of crap. I CAN NOT STAND THE CPAP MACHINE, I WANNA MEET THE A.. HOLE THAT INVENTED THIS. FOUND ANOTHER SOLUTION, I NEED MY DAMN REST

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    • Orale device now has a chip implant to show results no more cpap machines!

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  16. The sleep apnea exam is a scam, the exam “requires” you to sleep on your back throughout the testing process, but what if you are a stomach sleeper? My husband was tested and diagnosed with sleep apnea but he doesn’t ever sleep on his back, he still has to use the cpap machine to keep his license. Have any of you ever heard of anyone taking this sleep test and Not being diagnosed with sleep apnea? I have not.

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    • No I have never heard of anyone not being diagnosed with it! And when they do the testing they try to make the room as uncomfortable as possible so they can’t sleep good a big scam

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  17. SA test is a money making scam.Everyone that’s tested is diagnosed,somebody’s making some money pushing these SA tests.I do not drive on weekends,so I take a bresk from the machine on Friday and Saturday nights,i have a constant neck pain from using the machine.The doctor failed me saying that I do not have enough percentage in my usage on my compliance report.It has cost me $224 so far for renewing my card,i make $10.50 hr ,she has given me a temporary card to get my percentage up and to keep my job after which I will pay another $112 then she will give me 3months,pay another $112, then 6months,pay another $112 to get a card for a year,when you add it all up I will be paying $560 to get my medical card,and I am in good health.This is making me very mad,i am 64 ,got a mortgage to pay along with other bills,i got to keep my job,my driving record is very good,i am very PISSED !!!

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  18. I was told last August that since I started blood pressure pills and I was at a 37 bmi and my neck was a 19 inch I had to test for sleep apnea. Of course I was mad. I went down to have the test. Got hooked up and fitted. Slept for a bit. The guy came in and said u don’t have it and I left. 2 days later they called my employer and said they needed to retest cuz I didn’t get enough sleep to satisfy the d.o.t. so I had to go in again, madder than he’ll. This time I slept for the same amount of time and this time they woke me up after 2 hours and said oh yea u have it and fitted me then and expected me to go back to sleep. Of course u couldn’t. So to me they called me back to make sure u would have to buy the machine. I paid 750 for the test and 850 for the machine. It’s a scam. I can’t sleep with it in the truck more than 2 to 3 hours. But it’s not good enough for them cuz now they put me on a leave until I can get 4 hours minimum of sleep. So no med card, no job, until than.

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  19. All this is a way for doctors to make more money .I’ve driven over 925000 miles and never before had problems now a dam doctor has the say so to make you take a test but the government don’t require it this is a bunch of bull

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  20. i agree this is an Obama generated scam i was referred for a sleep test and the examiner didnt tell me ,and 6 months later the sleep center called and said my CDL was going to be suspended if i didn’t come in and get tested . i’ve driven 44 years and 7 million miles and never fallen asleep or had a chargabl accident . and that over 40 rule is blatant age discrimination

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  21. I commented above about other sleep apnea reatments. I was just diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. But I am wondering why are the companies so worried about apnea and not Narcolepsy? With that sleep disorder, a person can randomly fall asleep at any time-no matter how well rested. Money would be well spent getting drivers tested for Narcolepsy and not apnea, necessarily.

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    • The reason is that Sleep Apnea is much more common and we do have successful treatments. If someone can’t wear a CPAP, oral appliances may be a good treatment choice.

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  22. If the doctor says you need to be tested do they give you a temporary card for you to go get this done

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  23. MY MOM WEIGHED 85 LBS WAS 4’8” AND SNORED LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN. THIS IS JUST LIKE HIGH CHOLESTEROL, EVERYONE HAS IT. WHAT BETTER WAY TO GET MONEY OUT OF THE MASSES AND THE INSURANCE COMPANIES. I WONDER WHY HEALTH INSURANCE IS SO HIGH AND UNAFFORDABLE? I WONDER IF RAILROAD ENGINEERS HAVE TO SUBMIT TO THIS BULL SHIT?

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  24. I have been driving trucks sence 1984 i think that over 30 years and my driving record spesk for it self just let me say this the trucking industry has changed some for better and some for worse but to look at me and say i need to take a sleep appean is discrimination and i think its wrong because your size dont mean you have sleep apnea because they are smaller men with it and i know your chances are greater if you are over weight i think company need to test al there drive and not just someone who they think is over weight

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  25. I agree that sleep apnea is a problem for some however I don’t think it should be forced upon a driver or make him or her go out and buy a mechine I’m an owner op and had to buy a mechine out of pocket while same time holding my medical card hostage until I give the data they want to me this all a money scheme never asked to be on it and don’t like that medical examiners profile you to determine this

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  26. I have been driving for 19 years no accidents.Then my doctor ask me to find a easier job so i go for a easier job thus companies. Medical examiner sends me for a sleep test so i take it at home now my doctor says i have moderate skero apena which i know hes lieing 1st they said i slept to long they said i was only to slerp six hours thats niot what DOT requires. Its 10 hours in the sleeper on top of this i don’t have a sleeper i drive local and i have adhd and I’m prescribed adderal 30 mg. I couldn’t sleep if i wanted to. So i retake test at home under the watchful eye if my wife who is a nursing assistant i did not stop breathing. I have a irregular heart beat so this could be what they picked up. But their is no way to prove a medical examiner wrong on this so it seems to me its just a money racket. Now my lively hood is being threatened bye this and a whisper test another test that majes no sense who can hear a whisper in a truck these rules are not fair to drivers like myself who has never had a incident in 19 years its simple your tired you pull over you take a nap or you sleep your 10 hour break yes these rules are not fair and should not exist why don’t they worry about the drivers with cell phones theirs the biggest problem again i drive local no incidents. so iscthe govt going to grant drivers like myself disability I’m 51

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  27. My friend has an old cpap machine that doesn’t have a chip to get printout. He uses it but because he doesn’t have proof they won’t sign off and he can’t afford new machine.

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  28. I’ve been driving for 30 years have always gotten a two-year medical card for the first time in my career 3,000,000 miles accident free mind you I’ve been disqualified because some medical examiner at Concentra says that I need to have a sleep apnea test done and guess where at Concentra so in the meantime I have no job and no way to support my family After 30 years and 3,000,000 miles accident free they want to take me off the highway this sleep apnea stuff is total bullshit. First off the nurses assistant who started the physical exam marks my height to inches shorter than I actually a.m. marks my way 23 pounds heavier than I am and measures my neck one and a half inches rounder than it actually is mind you I went to my own physician two hours earlier to get a DOT physical but because they are not only FM CSA list I use that as my back up to prove when I go to Concentra Medical Center that they are doing this Just as a money racket and taking perfectly fine drivers who are safe off of the highway

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  29. This is just another way for our government to take control of hard working Americans! We don’t need our government telling us what to do. My husband had been a truck driver for 30 years and he gained 15 pounds and the examiner told him he had to get tested for sleep apnea. He has never had a problem sleeping and he does not stop breathing during sleep. He was told he had to get this machine and he has to pay for it…over a thousand dollars because he has an insurance deductible of 1100.00. He hates the machine and it actually keeps him from getting good sleep. His primary physician even said his case is so mild he does not even need the machine. This is all so unfair…..he pays 100.00 a month now for a machine that he hates and does him no good!

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  30. This whole thing is ridiculous! My husband needed the test bcuz his neck circumstance is 181/4. Diagnosed with SA. With insurance $400 to walk out the door with the machine an $80 a month! We can’t afford it.. Now what!

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  31. Was just given a recertification exam was told my neck is 1” to big for my body was given a 3mos med card was told to have a SA TEST done before experation date or I’ll lose my cdl. I don’t have any sleep issues what so ever what happens to me during and after this rediclious test am I screwed? And how is this test even given administered. I show no signs of lack of sleep by any means I answered all their questions with a no and yet they’re still forcing me to take this am I able to get a different Dr at the same office or am I just flat screwed

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  32. I got a question. I been a CDL holder going on 7 yrs now. About a year ago I got referred to a Sleep Center from my family doctor. The doctor at that office was nice and they asked me some questions about sleeping and staying asleep. After we spoke about all this he says i would recommend you do a sleep test. I asked him in front of my girlfriend, if i do this test and it comes back that i have sleep apnea will this affect my CDL he says NO. So I agreed to take the test and test showed that i have Moderate Sleep Apnea. Then i went to his office by myself and he told me that results and says i have to use CPAP machine in order to keep my CDL. I been using it for almost a year now I don’t feel any difference at ALL, its not helping me. I went in today for appointment with him and am telling him this that I don’t like the machine because it’s not helping me. He says well you got a CDL so you’re screwed if you don’t use it. I don’t know what to do. I feel like I been lied to and taken advantage of. This is truly messed up. Hopefully it won’t happen to anyone. If anyone has any info or same situations please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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