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.
Driver testing is essential for several reasons:
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:
Drivers with untreated sleep apnea may be at risk of CDL suspension. That said, patients who have been treated can get their license reinstated.
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.
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.