Sleep Test Question

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Quinton's Comment
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So while out on a road call today I spoke to a driver that told me every cdl driver is required to get a sleep study done regardless of health or weight Is that true? If so why?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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That's not true. It's based on your BMI and die of your neck.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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*size of your neck, sorry

Quinton's Comment
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Thank you for the reply

>>--HuntinDoug-->'s Comment
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Honestly, you are better off to have one done. My Dr explained to me that people over 40 (especially males) are very likely to have some level of sleep apnea due to the neck muscles naturally getting weaker with age. I had a home study done. It was actually pretty easy... Just hooked up a few wires, turned it on, and then dropped it off at his office the next day. I feel much, much better since I got a CPAP.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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So while out on a road call today I spoke to a driver that told me every cdl driver is required to get a sleep study done regardless of health or weight Is that true? If so why?

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Sleep is the new in thing. Companes are doing it because people with apnea are fatigued from nit getting enough oxygen while they sleep. The funny thing was the women giving the test told us it can be hereditary as well and half of her averaged size relatives had it. Made me feel like I was being singled out. At prime they have selected people the test and if we tested positive they had us buy a coap. The money for the test and machine is taking weekly from our cHeck. I tested negative so no machine for me

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Quinton's Comment
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Thanks for the replies y'all........I have already got my DOT medical card(2yr) but right before school starts in March I plan on getting another just so it is current

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Thanks for the replies y'all........I have already got my DOT medical card(2yr) but right before school starts in March I plan on getting another just so it is current

The school.moght make u go to their doctors. Prime did not accept them from other doctors. .. u might waste money if u don't waot

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.

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