Wendy Sullivan, RN – Senior VP – New Business Development and Corporate Education

Wendy Sullivan, RN, is Senior VP – New Business Development and Corporate Education for PPD. She joined PPD in October 2007 to fulfill her passion in improving commercial drivers’ well-being, particularly through implementing integrated and comprehensive sleep apnea programs within the transportation industry. In her occupational medicine leadership role at Schneider National, Wendy was impressed […]

Sleep Apnea Diagnostic Testing for Commercial Trucking Carriers

Once a driver has been identified at-risk, we provide sleep apnea diagnostic testing services with the ease of web-based scheduling and a quick, reliable turn-around from diagnosis to treatment. All of our networked sleep centers are accredited. Our sleep studies are gold-standard Type-1 and are the preferred method for diagnosing and assessing the severity of […]

How Sleep Apnea Impacts the Commercial Trucking Industry

According to the FMCSA, it is estimated that sleep apnea affects 28% of all commercial drivers (approximately 1.8 million drivers). Untreated, sleep apnea contributes to hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease – conditions that represent three of the most costly health expenditures among commercial drivers. Poor sleep quality from untreated sleep apnea can also lead to […]

Sleep Apnea Treatment and CPAP Monitoring

Before leaving the testing center, drivers who require treatment will be fitted for and provided with a CPAP mask, flow generator, and heated humidifier for nightly use. It is important for drivers to understand that safety and health conditions are successfully reduced only if they adhere to nightly CPAP use. To that end, we believe […]