Prescribed Medication

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Kevin B.'s Comment
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I went to my Psychiatrist tonight and I asked him about my prescribed meds (celexa lamictal and welbutrin) and he said that there shouldn't be a problem with my meds because they are not a controlled substance, but he did tell me to check with a dot certified Dr. to be doubley sure. So I believe that one more brick has been broken in the wall to trucking!smile.gif

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.

Starcar's Comment
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Kevin....if you take a big problem, and break it down into little things you can work on, it makes it doable !!! So start calling doctors in your area, and just ask the receptionist if they do DOT physicals...They will have the answers you will need. BUT...I still recommend that you contact whatever trucking school you want to go to, and tell them your meds. ALSO...get a letter from your prescibing doctor, so that they will have it for their file. Taking these steps will save you time, hassle, and a possible trip home... Good Luck !!

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.

Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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Kevin, I don't mean to put that brick back up. But just because a med is not on the controlled substance list, does not mean it is approved by DOT and the company you go to work for.

There are lots of med out there, prescription and over the counter that say words like "might make you drowsy, Don't take if operating heavy equipment", etc.

My company doesn't allow drivers to use Benadryl when we are driving. I have never heard of it being on any "ban" list. But that is up to my company.

As your physician said, and other have said on here. Contact a physician that does DOT physicals all the time. He/she will be up to date on all the banned meds. And those that might be borderline.

And after that, when you talk to a recruiter at the company you want to work for, ask them. If they don't know, ask them to find out. You don't want to go there and then find out by someone that you are taking a medication that the company doesn't allow.

Keep it safe out there. Joe S

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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