As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration focuses more and more on this thing called sleep apnea,
the more pain it is causing the CDL driver. As a driver recruiter, I
have grown accustomed to having drivers D.Q. because of high blood
pressure, high blood sugar, but now Sleep Apnea is the primary factor in
failing the physical.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation as to what the process
and costs are associated with having been identified as having
"Sleep Apnea Risk Factors".
- This can happen to you at anytime you take a DOT
physical. In the majority of these cases, you might possibly be
issued a 90 day card. Even with that, your company can suspend you
pending the completion of a sleep study.
- You can pretty much tell if you have Sleep Apnea risk
factors. Listed below is the link to a BMI calculator, and also a
risk factor questionnaire link.
- I am not endorsing, or selling CPAP machines! As the
majority of you know, that I feel as part of being a recruiter, is also
making sure you aware of situations or circumstances that you might not
be prepared for.
- The company "AeroFlow Healthcare" does specialize in
the transportation industry. I have reviewed their procedures and
pricing with several of the safety managers, and they all agree, that
AeroFlow is competent and follow through when they are needed.
With that having been said,
I have listed AeroFlow on our website, along with basic information on their
services and products. AeroFlow helped develop the in home sleep test,
no expensive clinic test required, and is very capable of serving your
needs regardless of where you live. Again, I do not have a relationship
with this organization, so please direct your questions to AeroFlow