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Can I get into a truck driving career when I have sleep apnea and use a cpap machine?

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  • Can I get into a truck driving career when I have sleep apnea and use a cpap machine?


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Answer #1 | 08/06 2015 19:27
Getting the training is one thing. Getting hired with certain medical conditions is another.
Answer #2 | 15/06 2015 10:07
You may need to get a CDL license.
Answer #3 | 08/06 2015 18:39
As far as using a CPAP machine, make sure you have a high quality inverter and a spare fuse for it so you won't be stuck without it. You will have to manage your diet and exercise so that you do not gain even more weight. A lot of drivers develop sleep apnea as a result of life on the road. You would be surprised how many use CPAP.
Answer #4 | 09/06 2015 02:01
Dan B is right. Not only is DOT serious about sleep apnea, most companies are downright skittish about it. Your opportunities would be limited.
Answer #5 | 26/06 2015 01:53
Yeah I'm pretty sure you could but it might help to stay local and avoid otr because they would probably check this kinda thing
Answer #6 | 10/06 2015 12:23
Yes, now it is possible to drive if you have a sleep apnea problem. Now days mouthpiece replaces the cpap devices. Use of cpap devices is so difficult and maintain that the device is so difficult. But mouthpiece is the best solution for these problems.
Answer #7 | 12/06 2015 03:02
.Not even a license to drive for you.
Answer #8 | 08/06 2015 12:27
Getting the training is one thing. Getting hired with certain medical conditions is another.
Answer #9 | 15/06 2015 03:07
You may need to get a CDL license.
Answer #10 | 11/06 2015 20:02
.Not even a license to drive for you.
Answer #11 | 08/06 2015 11:39
As far as using a CPAP machine, make sure you have a high quality inverter and a spare fuse for it so you won't be stuck without it. You will have to manage your diet and exercise so that you do not gain even more weight. A lot of drivers develop sleep apnea as a result of life on the road. You would be surprised how many use CPAP.
Answer #12 | 08/06 2015 19:01
Dan B is right. Not only is DOT serious about sleep apnea, most companies are downright skittish about it. Your opportunities would be limited.
Answer #13 | 25/06 2015 18:53
Yeah I'm pretty sure you could but it might help to stay local and avoid otr because they would probably check this kinda thing
Answer #14 | 10/06 2015 05:23
Yes, now it is possible to drive if you have a sleep apnea problem. Now days mouthpiece replaces the cpap devices. Use of cpap devices is so difficult and maintain that the device is so difficult. But mouthpiece is the best solution for these problems.

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