Got My Sleep Study Results

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Sunday August 29th I had my overnight sleep study. Just received the results and I have to get a CPAP device. But as many of you know, the big CPAP machine recall has caused a disruption in the supply. The sleep disorder clinic I'm working with is going to get me set up with a ResMed machine as soon as possible, but no set delivery date yet.

Once I get the machine, how long will I have to be in compliance before I can return to orientation? I'm a little confused about the time frame. Is it a full 30 days? Or less?

I went to orientation with USX but got sent home until I get compliant with the CPAP machine. But since my use of the machine is a done deal, I'd rather take the re-hire offer with Schneider. I'm going to call Schneider, but I also want to get any info here that will help me. 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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Sunday August 29th I had my overnight sleep study. Just received the results and I have to get a CPAP device. But as many of you know, the big CPAP machine recall has caused a disruption in the supply. The sleep disorder clinic I'm working with is going to get me set up with a ResMed machine as soon as possible, but no set delivery date yet.

Once I get the machine, how long will I have to be in compliance before I can return to orientation? I'm a little confused about the time frame. Is it a full 30 days? Or less?

I went to orientation with USX but got sent home until I get compliant with the CPAP machine. But since my use of the machine is a done deal, I'd rather take the re-hire offer with Schneider. I'm going to call Schneider, but I also want to get any info here that will help me. Thanks

Bruce,

My late Brother was (is?) a CDL holder, but only drove on an 'as needed' basis, for Hofstra University et al ... mostly random Heavy Haul. He was also a CPAP prescribed patient....he'd sent me this for Tom quite some time ago, but it still should be up to date.

This was my broskey's doctor...across the river, NY/NJ. CPAP info for DOT/med card

If our insurance would pay for it, I'd have Tom go for a sleep study.. yesterday.

Best wishes always;

~ Anne ~

ps: It's so exciting to hear you're finally getting the 'show on the road' so to speak!! (I've gotta wait until 01/28...dangit)

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.

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.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Bruce, I can't say this is something that I would recommend, but it is an option you might wish to consider. For various reasons, some people sell their slightly used CPAP machines. I just checked and see a slightly Resmed Airsense 10 machine on Craigslist in Sacramento for $400. These are considered to be medical devices and aren't supposed to be resold or sold without a prescription. I bought the same machine new from a seller on Amazon four years ago for much less than a doctor would sell it to me for but all are backordered now for the reasons you stated so buying a used machine, if you could find one (and willing to pay for it out of pocket) would be your fastest option to get started and compliant. You can buy a mask online at a place like Lofta. I bought the headgear separate from the mask (that's the only way they will sell it without a prescription). I just did it that way as my doctor really resisted giving me a prescription, he wanted me to buy from him at a much higher price. You can then take the machine to your doctor and have him change the settings. You can also change the settings yourself (I've experimented on different settings based on suggestions from very experienced folks on the apneaboard forum) but if you are going to need a signed compliance report from your doctor, then you should probably ask him to do it for you.

My older brother has congestive heart failure and was prescribed a CPAP machine about three weeks ago and said they the wait was going to be pretty long. So I am only mentioning the used equipment option to help if you really want to avoid further delays.

Good luck!

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Hi Harvey,

Thank you for the info, I'm sure used machines are in demand due to the recall/shortage.

I have to stick with the system my health provider is in because Medicare is paying for the sleep test and the new machine. They will also provide training on it's use and recourse for problems I may encounter. Medicare will only do this if the doctors involved prescribe the sleep study and CPAP machine.

Anne, thanks for your reference, I will check that out. At the rate this whole process is going, you might get on the road before me. BTW, where are you in your training? Is Jan 28 when you start training, or start driving?

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hi Harvey,

Thank you for the info, I'm sure used machines are in demand due to the recall/shortage.

I have to stick with the system my health provider is in because Medicare is paying for the sleep test and the new machine. They will also provide training on it's use and recourse for problems I may encounter. Medicare will only do this if the doctors involved prescribe the sleep study and CPAP machine.

Anne, thanks for your reference, I will check that out. At the rate this whole process is going, you might get on the road before me. BTW, where are you in your training? Is Jan 28 when you start training, or start driving?

Howdy, Bruce~ LTNT ... lol.... (how IS your pupper, btw?)

01/28/22 is when my 'boi' becomes a man, haha!!! Last "egg out'da'nest!" ;) Sounds awful, I know. I DO love that brat tho.... He's a home schooler last 2 years, and may move on to military in IT .... he's gotten college credits for the last 2 years.

I've got a few options to train 'privately' ... here / kinda / sorda near home; to the tune of 7.5K.. for the dang buck sixty certificate....Yeah.

Chances are, I'll jump on with a major carrier for a bit, albeit a training company of course. After that, who knows ?!?!? Tom's about ready to be a 'non' driver; so .....maybe we will swap hats??

Totally unsure. He's got a few offers to go back to pulling tanks, for a bit (lot?) more than he makes at FAB .... so much to consider.

I'm always following & watching & reading along with your plight(s) good sir. The unknowns are just AUUUUUGHHHH~ as you know.

Thanks for asking,

~ Anne ~

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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 14¢ 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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Howdy, Bruce~ LTNT ... lol.... (how IS your pupper, btw?)

Anne, thanks for asking. Sad to say, but Moocho Poocho was killed in an accident on May 23 this year. I miss him every day but he was 14 years old and really showing his age. My best friend ever.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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 14¢ 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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Howdy, Bruce~ LTNT ... lol.... (how IS your pupper, btw?)

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Anne, thanks for asking. Sad to say, but Moocho Poocho was killed in an accident on May 23 this year. I miss him every day but he was 14 years old and really showing his age. My best friend ever.

AwhhhhhFRACK.

i'M SO SORRY.

Our pittie is going on 10, .. and it shows, sadly.. dang. I'm sorry. Rainbow bridges are SUCKY.

What a beautiful golden boi... sheesh...... (onions?!?...who's cooking... what's in the skillet? onions!)

~ anne ~

ps: That avatar, always makes me wanna smoocho the poocho. I'm a pupperlover.. again, so sorry.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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 14¢ 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.

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