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Bruce K.'s Comment
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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.

Who monitors the CPAP usage for lease ops or owner ops?

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.

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.

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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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.

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Who monitors the CPAP usage for lease ops or owner ops?

Your DOT doctor. I'm not sure what machine you have but I have a resmed air sense 10 and downloaded the app I can track my usage. I see the same report they will see when I provide them it. It shows usage over the past 30 days, 3 months and year. Also if you're operating a vehicle and not compliant with your cpap usage you can be charged with vehicular manslaughter for driving fatigued in the event someone is killed in an accident. Give me about an hour and I'll post a pic with my personal info blacked out.

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.

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.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Rob, thanks for that info. The machine I have is also the ResMed Airsense 10. If I can ask, how much did it cost you? Mine was $1,400. Ouch.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Rob, thanks for that info. The machine I have is also the ResMed Airsense 10. If I can ask, how much did it cost you? Mine was $1,400. Ouch.

My insurance company had me rent the machine for $150 a month for 10 months then I own it for a total of $1500 through Unity Point Health. I created a new thread about sleep apnea for future readers to find easier Sleep apnea compliance

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.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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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.

Funny you posted that Rainy, just got a QC message yesterday saying absolutely no early deliveries to Walmart DC's.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Schneider drivers got word of that several months ago. No early deliveries under any circumstances. I think Schneider got in trouble because Schneider drivers are always early.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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My QC message says I can’t deliver early even if WalMart says it is ok.

Robsteeler's Comment
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The only reason I’d even consider OO is because I’m locked into a low mileage rate. I’d love to get .67 a mile. I’m not sure if the hassle is worth it though. I may have to switch companies though if I want a raise. I’m considering my options right now.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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The only reason I’d even consider OO is because I’m locked into a low mileage rate. I’d love to get .67 a mile. I’m not sure if the hassle is worth it though. I may have to switch companies though if I want a raise. I’m considering my options right now.

If I remember right you had a couple small accidents right? You will probably have to wait to they are a year old before some companies will hire you.

If CPM is your biggest concern linehaul maybe your best bet. I started at 55 cpm 1.5 years ago and am 65 cpm now. In September I will get my 2 year raise and be around 70 cpm . My new run is at least 2,800 miles a week as well so I'm not trading miles for CPM.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Rainy 's Comment
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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.

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Who monitors the CPAP usage for lease ops or owner ops?

Bruce, no one. before the DOT physical, they get their 30 days compliance, and take their memory card into the doctor. Most lease ops i know who had the cpap were magically "cured" when they changed doctors. There are some who do it the company way.

Keep in mind though, everyone starts out as company drivers while in training. so at orientation.... months before being able to go lease... people are already targeted for sleep studies.

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.

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.

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.

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