Profile For Josh R.

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    Las Vegas, NV

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    Preparing For School

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    5 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE GOOD OR BAD??

We have truck drivers coming in to get medication for high blood pressure from our pharmacy. Our pharmacist says it's not a good thing to drive with high blood pressure if you have medication that you take for high blood pressure that's going to come up on the drug test and on the physical also. You have to be careful and talk to them about it, I can ask my pharmacist if there is anything you can take that won't affect your driving our anything.

hi olga B yes please ask i would really apppreciate it if you did thank you i have a doctors appointment friday so hopefully we get to the bottom of this and hopefully its just my unhealthy habits LOL

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE GOOD OR BAD??

Yeah, I've been known to say that most of the trucking industry runs on caffeine and blood pressure meds. Just speak with your doctor and get a prescription that will be ok for commercial driving. No big deal at all.

thanks brett i will be going to the doctor soon and getting checked.

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE GOOD OR BAD??

Hi Josh,

I, too, have hypertension. If you read over 140/80 when they do the physical exam, you're disco. And everybody knows THAT sucks! smile.gif

If you are being treated for it with meds as I am and you pass the exam (as I have several times) you will get a DOT card good for one year and/or when you apply for a new driving job with a different company. At that time, you will need another exam every year until you're 1) no longer being treated for it or; 2) dead.

Tips for passing the BP test:

If you smoke cigarettes, don't have ANY for the 12 hours before the test. That goes for chew as well. Not easy, but if I can do it, anybody can!

Get plenty of rest the day/night before the test.

Relax - don't go in there stressed out or p_____ off. Deep breathing exercises help me. Divorce lawyers can also be helpful in some cases.

Make sure they do the urinalysis (pee in the cup) BEFORE the BP test. Nobody can maintain low BP when they have to pee like a race horse!

Don't eat greasy foods or drink alcohol for a couple three days before the exam.

Don't take any OTC cold remedy medications for a few days before the test. Almost all of them will raise your BP. If you have a cold, try not to sneeze on the nurse. They don't like that. But you'll just have to tough your way through it.

But that should do it for you if you really have it under control. Good luck!

Cheers, Howard

awesome thanks for the advice i appreciate it. im going to start working out also hoping that my high blood pressure may be caused by unhealthy habits such as fast food and not working out haha i checked my blood pressure today i was 146/86 it has been going down a bit tho thank god im still going to a doctor just to make sure by the time i go to school i will be 100 percent ready for this industry i cant wait to get on the road for a while i really need to get out of vegas for a while

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE GOOD OR BAD??

I have posted on here a few questions so far so here is my next one my blood pressure is usually high usually hypertension 1 or 2 i want to know if that will affect me in anyway during the DOT test???

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Are eyeglasses or contact lenses ok in this industry??

I went to get my exam today turns out i do need glasses glad i had an exam before the DOT

thank god i had the exam before the DOT is what i meant

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE BAD OR NOT?

i have been on this site asking some questions already because i am going to school next month for central and i just want to know how much can my blood pressure actually effect me? im usually at hypertension 1 or 2 is that to much to pass the DOT or will they let it slide? also if it can effect me why can it? i appreciate all replies thank you

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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The old guy

Just to add to my friend Old Schools post.

Make sure that you're not on any meds that would disqualify you. They do check your blood pressure and they're pretty strict with it. You'll be required to lift weight over your head and walk with weight - it's not much. I've taken two DOT Physicals in my time and both were very different so I can't say exactly what you'll be going through. But if you guys have any doubts that you might not pass then it's a good idea to get a physical in an approved clinic in your area. Doesn't cost too much and it's better to get the physical in your hometown just to be on the safe side than have to sit on a bus for days and fail it in a different state. The company won't pay for your expenses to get back home. So just a few things to consider.

hey daniel B what if your blood pressure is usually high mine is usually at hypertension 1 or 2 i will be getting it checked out but would that effect me?

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Are eyeglasses or contact lenses ok in this industry??

I went to get my exam today turns out i do need glasses glad i had an exam before the DOT

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Are eyeglasses or contact lenses ok in this industry??

Hey Josh...eyeglasses and contacts are not an issue. Been wearing glasses my whole life and I use them when doing the DOT physical. As long as your vision is correctable to the minimums with the eyewear you will be fine. (The minimums are pretty darn easy)

thank you hiram that is very helpful i was wondering if it would affect me becoming a trucker im glad to hear it will not thank you.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Are eyeglasses or contact lenses ok in this industry??

i have been having some vision issues only when i look at things that are not close to me i have a bit of a problem seeing names and numbers from a distance i will be getting an eye exam but will i still be able to do trucking if i do get prescribed glasses or lenses can i pass the DOT like that do companies still hire people with glasses ? im just curious to know

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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What can i expect in trucking school and what can i expect on the road????????

Thank you very much daniel b and bill a parking lot for all of the advice i have been doing a few tests so far on this website the first one was 84 the second was around the 60's but i will be studying before school to make sure i know everything i need to know im glad to see many people on this website that are willing to give others advice thank you all for welcoming me to the website

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Been rejected by lots of company sponsored schools

I have been unemployed for about 2 years now and have a 10 yr old trafficking charge that should not show up on any background checks due to the First Offender Act. I also let my class c expire briefly recently. I'm wondering if I just have too many strikes against me to get into this career right now. Every company sponsored app that I do is denied or rejected. Since my crime (that technically is not a conviction even though I did time for it) is not on NCIC (crime database) should I just refrain from mentioning it?

Private school is an option for me but spending 1000's of dollars and a months time to find out I just can't qualify would be disastrous to say the least.

Looking for free advice. Can't afford any other kind.

i dont know to much about trucking but have you tried TDA trucking school??? https://www.tdadrivers.com/ this is where i applied and i will be going to school next month in fontana CA

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis or Hair Follicle?

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Ok, I was just informed privately that CR England does both the hair follicle and urinalysis test. Thanks! That's one down and many more to go! I'll keep building the list as we learn more:

CR England: Both Urinalysis and Hair Follicle

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......... welp thats not what i wanted to see..... guess CR is out for Gro. Yeah i quit smoking but it hasnt been close to 5 years, which is up to how long it stays in the hair... embarrassed.gif

i know what you mean. im preparing for school also when will you be attending?

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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What can i expect as a trucker in school and on the road????

No problems, Josh...you may get a better idea of the trucking lifestyle from the general forum, tho... Welcome to TT..and be sure and look around the site...there is a TON of information here. And you wife is welcome here, also !! Any questions are welcome, and we'll do our best to answer any and all.

thank you very much. i look forward to a career in trucking

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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What can i expect in trucking school and what can i expect on the road????????

my name is josh and im looking to start a career in trucking i will be attending in march 2014 and im trying to learn as much as possible before schooling begins what can i expect in school and what can i expect on the road how is the lifestyle??? i just want to see everyone's opinion about life as a trucker any feedback would be great.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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What can i expect as a trucker in school and on the road????

my name is josh and im looking to start a career in trucking i will be attending in march 2014 and im trying to learn as much as possible before schooling begins what can i expect in school and what can i expect on the road how is the lifestyle??? i just want to see everyone's opinion about life as a trucker any feedback would be great.

im sorry i posted in the wrong forum and did not even notice but since i posted i have a wife and want to know how is life for the wife of a trucker on the road she is a bit skeptical about it living in a truck and all.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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What can i expect as a trucker in school and on the road????

my name is josh and im looking to start a career in trucking i will be attending in march 2014 and im trying to learn as much as possible before schooling begins what can i expect in school and what can i expect on the road how is the lifestyle??? i just want to see everyone's opinion about life as a trucker any feedback would be great.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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COUNTDOWN FOR TRUCK SCHOOL MARCH 10

I am getting ready to start a new career with central refigerated. I am going to start March 10,2014 with their company training. I am spending a lot of time on the Trucking truth websites High road to trucking training. So far i am a little more than 40 percent thru it with an average score of 94 percent. I am learning a lot. And i cant wait to join the ranks of truck driver.

Thanks for all the Info

will you be attending in fontana CA?

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