CPAP 90 Days?

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Brian S.'s Comment
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I’m looking to start trucking, I have my CLP and physical completed just waiting on my CPAP to come in before the doc will sign my medical card. Apparently there is a national CPAP shortage, I was told I’d be lucky to get one in less than two months. Is it true that most paid training programs requires proof of 90 days usage? This is already delaying my plans as it is.

Thanks

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Rob T.'s Comment
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If you're a new CPAP user you're only required to show 30 days unless its changed in the last 3 years since I began treatment. I believe the 90 days comes in to play when you renew your medical card, which will be every year due to sleep apnea.

Just to be sure ask your recruiter where you plan to get your career underway.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Rob is correct. You need 30 days of compliance records before you can start your job.

Brian S.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info I’ll definitely bring this up with the recruiters.

GrayBeardinPA's Comment
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Ask the recruiters about CPAP usage. It might take 30 days to get a DOT medcard. Though, you need to find out what the Companies/recruiters require.

It sucks about the shortage. It has to do with a major recall.

Thanks for the info I’ll definitely bring this up with the recruiters.

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.

Brian S.'s Comment
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“It sucks about the shortage. It has to do with a major recall.”

Unfortunately it’s not just the recall, according to the local sleep center there’s also a shortage on parts and only one manufacturer currently producing any.

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