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Sleep Apnea Compliance Reports for Commercial Drivers

DOT drivers & CPAP Compliance Reports 

U.S. Department of Transportation, or DOT, does not require sleep apnea testing for truck drivers. However, DOT does require that truck drivers get a medical examination in order to hold a CDL license. The medical examiner is the one who decides if a driver needs a sleep study in order to determine whether or not the driver sufers from sleep apnea.

Medical examiners are responsible for determining if someone with moderate or severe OSA is being successfully treated, they may require a CPAP usage report as proof of treatment. CPAP compliance is often defined as using the therapy for an average of 4 hours a night for at least 70% of the nights.

Many drivers who have suffered fatigue for a long time , and then were diagnosed with sleep apnea and treated, report that they've noticed a significant difference in their quiality of life through CPAP therapy.

Patients that are new to CPAP therapy, usually establish their pattern of compliance early on—within the first week of treatment.
Be sure to use your CPAP machine on a regular basis & bring your usage report to your next DOT Physical. Having this information on the day of your exam will help avoid any delays 
Sleep apnea can have serious short and long term health risks if left untreated, including:
  • High blood pressure.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Heart disease/heart attack.
  • Stroke.
  • Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Driving and work-related accidents.


Related article: Requirements for CPAP Compliance


If you have a questions reagarding Compliance Reports or an Sleep apnea related questions, feel free to call PreventivePLus: 201.444.3060 or visit us in Bergen County NJ:

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