With an estimated 17 million untreated cases, obstructive sleep apnea effects workplace productivity and the bottom line of many companies. However, because sleep apnea is a disqualifying condition for a commercial driver license, trucking companies are greatly affected. As untreated sleep apnea is believed to increase the likelihood of crashing nearly 7 times, employers assume a great liability not screening their drivers.
In the past, care for drivers flagged as high risk has been fragmented between the driver, employer, DOT medical examiner, primary care physician, sleep specialist.
By working with SAS, employers not only improve access to affordable options, they help their drivers get back on the road faster and improve overall compliance. SAS serves as a liaison between all parties involved and can facility better and less expensive care.
In this process communication is vital and SAS is known for our excellent correspondence. We help to walk CDL drivers through the process from screening to testing to treatment. With the help of employers and medical staff, we can reach more effected individuals and keep the roads safer. For more information on partnering with SAS, complete a Needs Analysis.