Schedule 2 Meds And Company Training

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Gordon C.'s Comment
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OK here goes. I am currently taking Concerta for ADD and Prozac/Welbutrin for Clinical depression. These meds keep me functioning like a regular person. This would not affect my learning or driving abilities. I have read in other forums of people who are on schedule 2 meds and their company training schools have said, "No way". I have contacted Stevens about this and they said that they don't discuss medications (in CAPS). I don't want to get my hopes up a go to the trouble of getting all signed up, and then shot down before I even get started. My Dr would sign a note for this with no problem. I also wouldn't want to go through a private school and then not get hired from an outside company. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!

Starcar's Comment
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Well, i'll admit, trucking companies are very picky about medications their drivers take. What you can do, is when you contact the recruiters, tell them what you take, and offer to send a Dr.'s letter to them. Aleast you will have an idea if they will take you or not. I'd suggest asking your Dr. to change your meds to something milder...but if they are working for you, then its not worth messing with them and going on the rollercoaster that those type of drugs can put you on. Lets hope that a company school will take you...


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Old School's Comment
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Gordon, the Prozac is a tough one for some reason. I'm glad it is helping you, but if you want to get into trucking you may need to see if your doctor can come up with an alternative that will help you to have similar results. I have a friend who takes Prozac that got on with Schneider, but experienced some rejections at other places because of it.

Your best bet is to get accepted at a company that will train you and give you a job. Don't be surprised if it is a little tough to get in to a training program with your current medications, but I always tell people to not give up so easily. I had to be very persistent due to some medical issues, but I'm running wide open all across the country now and am so glad I didn't just give up because several companies wouldn't take me on.

Persistence may just be your best friend when it comes to getting past this medication issue. good-luck.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Every company is indeed different when it comes to the medications they'll allow, but you can also contact any doctor that gives DOT physicals (if your own doctor doesn't by chance) and ask them if your medications would be ok. And as the others have said, you'll be able to switch to something acceptable if need be.


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

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