A good night’s sleep is essential for safe driving. While commercial truck drivers are expected to drive up to 11 hours a day, they are also more likely to experience sleep disorders. A sleep disorder management program is therefore essential in this industry.

Learn more about why driver testing is important and how you can implement it in your organization.

Why Driver Testing Is Important

Driver testing is essential for several reasons:

  • Maintaining DOT Compliance
  • Increasing Driver Safety
  • Reducing Insurance Liability
Driver Testing

Who Needs a Sleep Apnea Test?

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires physical exams every two years. Drivers may need to get tested for sleep apnea due to an increased risk of breathing problems, which can arise due to:

  • Age
  • BMI
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Neck Circumference

Drivers with untreated sleep apnea may be at risk of CDL suspension. That said, patients who have been treated can get their license reinstated.

What to Expect from Driver Testing

At Forward Healthcare, we understand that it can be difficult for drivers to take time out of their day to get tested for sleep apnea. Along with our custom on-site solutions at driver hubs, we also offer telemedicine consults and home sleep tests. Our goal is to get drivers tested as conveniently and accurately as possible.

Expert Driver Testing – Forward Healthcare

At Forward Healthcare, we’re committed to helping patients get a better night’s sleep. That’s why we partner with both hospitals and commercial trucking companies to build and manage their sleep disorder programs. If you have any questions about what we can do for your company, please do not hesitate to contact us.


High-Quality Sleep Apnea Organizations

ResMedMaryland Sleep SocietyPhilipsItamar Medical

Forward Healthcare is a leader in the field of sleep medicine and fatigue risk management.