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In Topic: war on truckers

31 May 2014 - 06:40 AM


Hmmmmmm........it's funny that 391.41( b ) (5) does!!! Maybe you'd better read up on the regulations a little closer!




I also find it funny it is directly mentioned right on the long form physical report! Read under "Respiratory Dysfunction" on page 6 of the long form. All of this is part of "49 CFR 391.41 Physical Qualifications for Drivers". 





Well, off to bed for me to spend a little quality time with my CPAP, and I now sleep very well knowing that my sleep is being monitored via a wireless modem that is directly attached to the machine. It's now just another part of my compliance just like my electronic log book.


EDIT: Also, by the way, my insurance took care of the testing and my carrier is taking care of the cost of the machine. The only way the machine will be anything out of pocket to me is if I leave before being employed for one year. I just see the machine as another part of my sign on bonus!

Sleep apnea testing is not a mandatory part of the dot physical period. I don't need to read anything closer. If you've already have history of apnea you may require further testing but otherwise you're not required to be tested for it to pass you're physical period. 391.41 (B) (5) makes no mention specifically of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea testing is not required by any law period. If a carrier or clinic says  you need to be tested by law with out a history they're are wrong. I don't know how else to convince you sleep apnea testing is not a mandatory part of a dot physical.  I guess after 30 years of seeing know it alls come and go like the wind and knowing truck drivers can be the biggest lying bu** sh***ers on the planet I shouldn't be surprised at yet another drivers story gone wild. I guess ignorance is bliss Good Day

In Topic: war on truckers

30 May 2014 - 02:23 PM

leo, dig deeper or call a clinic,it`s real!

No it's not read Landline magazine May 2014 page 24. I've been a driver and O/O for 30 years I keep up on these things. Many carriers and clinics have got it wrong. The federal motor carrier administration is silent on sleep apnea testing. Because of a few rumors a lot of people have got it wrong. In fact last year congres.s passed a bill preventing the FMCSA from implementing any such rules. I know it will do no good to present facts to you but you are incorrect. This is a modeling forum there are plenty of trucking forums for to you bs on. Might I suggest the Truckers Report. 

In Topic: war on truckers

25 May 2014 - 04:47 PM

as of 5/21/2014 new dot physical requirments, if your bmi is 35 or higher or your neck is 17 inches or bigger, you must enroll in a sleep study to test for sleep apnea, if you fail sleep study you must use a monitored cpap machine all at your own cost. the health police are after us! 

FYI total bull. The FMCSA has no such regulation. Apnea testing is NOT legally required no matter your bmi or neck size. Look it up federal motor carrier safety regulations 393.41 section b no mention of apnea testing. No new laws have been passed either. If a motor carrier requires apnea testing as part of thier DOT physical it's their requirement as a condition of employment not a DOT requirement.I most certainly do not trust the government but misinformation helps no one. Big brother is actually doing plenty with out making stuff up. 

In Topic: amt california hauler

24 May 2014 - 04:29 PM

I´m into cars and not familiar with big rigs. Is this the kit that can be modified into a Duel truck? I´d love to add one to my movie model collection. The Plymouth Valiant that I have in the works wants to be chased through the display case by something.

Yes but its extensive work. The correct style is available in resin.

In Topic: Autocar and Diamond Reo

24 May 2014 - 06:26 AM

Actually when Ford quit the heavy buisness Freightliner ended up with their cab design. The modern Sterling is a Ford cab on a Freightliner chassis. Freightliner had connections to the real Sterling from their time as part of White who  aqquired the real Sterling many years ago.