Sold On Leasing... No, Lease Purchase!

Topic 25014 | Page 7

Page 7 of 13 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:
Rob D.'s Comment
member avatar

How come the know it alls never come confused.gif back?

Bruce K.'s Comment
member avatar

Are lease operators subject to the sleep apnea/CPAP requirements for company drivers?

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
member avatar
Is there a pot stirring emoji we can add?

Here ya go. Copy it to your photos folder.

0441647001557193935.jpg

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Are lease operators subject to the sleep apnea/CPAP requirements for company drivers?

Sure are. If they get their required DOT physical performed, and the medical personnel recommends them for a sleep study and they prescribe a CPAP , they must show compliance. It’s a major item with the insurance companies.

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.

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.

LDRSHIP's Comment
member avatar

Is there a pot stirring emoji we can add?

We are still waiting on our popcorn emoji. We get that FIRST!! LoL

Marc Lee's Comment
member avatar

If we are now able to request emojis...

I would like to request a bull making a deposit.

Tractor Man's Comment
member avatar

0752242001557197166.jpg

Marc Lee's Comment
member avatar

0752242001557197166.jpg

THAT works!

smile.gif

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
member avatar

Stop being mean guys. We have a newbie here who needs to learn, that is all.

Something interesting I got on my QC recently about Walmart... We have always been told that Walmart counts us as a "Service Failure" if we drop the load early or even call to move up the appointment ourselves. Many lease ops do it anyway so they can rush rush rush. This week I got a message saying that Walmart reduces the freight rates by 3%. So a $100,000 load is now $3,000 less.... that reduction rolls down to reduced freight shipping costs.. and less money in the lease op pockets than they originally expected.

As for the DOT physicals, yes, the lease ops must comply if the doctor they chose requires it. Lease ops are not obligated to get their physicals done at the company doctor---at least not at my company---because they pay for their own physical, they can choose whomever they wish. And let's face it, we all know there are some quacks out there that will give you whatever you want.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
member avatar

Haha! I'm still here!

rofl-3.gifsmile.gif

How come the know it alls never come confused.gif back?

Page 7 of 13 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More