Truck Drivers and Owners
Truck drivers and other transportation professionals are faced with the unique challenge of trying to remain awake while sitting for long periods of time. This becomes especially difficult when the driver or pilot has Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It has been estimated that as many as 40% of truck drivers suffer from at least mild OSA. This can be extremely dangerous and is of great concern to the Department of Transportation (DOT), trucking companies, and truck drivers.
ApneaMed has developed low-cost solutions for both drivers and owners. Drivers can take advantage of our already affordable home sleep test (HST) to determine if they have OSA. Then, if necessary, they can purchase an Auto PAP machine from ApneaMed with compliance tracking, which complies with DOT regulations and allows them to report their usage to their supervisors and the DOT.
Many trucking companies are providing sleep testing and treatment as a benefit for their drivers. In many cases, ApneaMed is able to reduce screening and treatment costs even further for trucking companies. To learn more about our program, please contact us.