Prime Sleep Apnea

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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How much do they take out each check for the CPAP?

for the test alone it was $50 per week. for the test and machine it is $80 per week.

so when i was in TNT training it was

$25 for the food advance, $50 for the sleep study, two payments of $65 for the TWIC card.

once solo it was

$25 for food advance ($600), $50 for pet fee ($1000), $20 for load locks/pad locks ($200), $20 for chains ($400).

each item had a different balance and paid off at different times. i think it took me feom Feb to Aug to pay if all off completely.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14ยข per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Something interesting about the apnea test....you only need to gain one pound after you pass the first test. And women usually gain weight at certain times of the month. I didnt think of that at all and the doctors never asked. The first time i tested i didnt have my monthly and passed. This time, i had gained weight due to my monthly period and tested positive. A week later, i was back under my original weight. so had i gotten the DOT physical the next week, i would never have been refered to take the sleep study. So does that mean i would have had apnea and not been treated and the testing is flawed? or does it mea i only have apnea with my monthly?

i know drivers who dont feel rested with it and keep it on while they are awake just to be compliant then take the mask off to sleep.

tip for women::: dont get the DOT physical when you have your monthly lol

Tip for all: lose a couple pounds before your next DOT.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Diver Driver's Comment
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Not to mention the FMCSA has "removed the mandate" oh, wait.... the mandate has been relaxed, but the FMCSA (which grants the MD the DOT certification) had done nothing to clear up the issue, so doctors are still pushing for sleep tests.

You can actually be tested by using a pulse oximiter, to see if you do need the more expensive sleep study. But hey, drivers gotta pay right?

It could be as easy (and it is) as this. "Driver, put this on your finger before you go to bed (in your own truck) and bring it back in the morning"

The pulse ox will tell them in the morning, if there was a drop in oxygen profusion to your tissues over night, which would indicate apnea. Easy peasy !

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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