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Amy M.'s Comment
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Hi my name is Amy, I found your site while looking for information for my husband. He has been driving truck for 9 years. In November of last year, 2016, he had a minor stroke, none the less out for a year. While the company he was driving for kept him working in the shop, two weeks ago they did a work force reduction bs and let go over 40 people in one day. Two weeks after the stroke he was cleared by the doctors to return to work all except driving. He plans on going back to driving in December. My question is does he need to get a release from a neurologist or will one from his general physician do? We live in Washington state, and seem we get different answers from everyone. The biggest factor with the neurologist is getting an appointment and the money to see him for 10 minutes. Sorry so long, and thanks for any help you can give me.

Dan R.'s Comment
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Whether the DOT examiner wants to see a release from the neurologist or not can vary widely, but as it sounds like he's headed to a different company, someone along the way is going to want to see a release as well as a recent report on the condition. They'll need to show it to in-house docs or their insurance docs, but in both cases it's to make sure insurance will give them the okay to take on the added liability.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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