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newguywithoutahandle's Comment
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I am currently at Primes Psd program and I went to take make dot physical earlier this week. When my blood pressure was taken it was in the upper 170's over upper 90's. I was informed to come back to the clinic the next day and retake my blood preasure. When I had it retested it was still way high, so they told me to come back later in the day. When I arrived later that day they told me to lie down on the bed for 10 minutes and they would take it. 10 minutes later they took it and it was still high, but the nurse looked at me and smiled and said that I had passed ( even though I hadn't ) and she put down that I was 140 over 80. I am now worried that because my blood pressure is sky high and that's while I'm just chillen. I'm afraid that it will get even higher in the truck do to stress and something might happen, I.e. I pass out or have a stroke and kill someone in the process.

What should I do? I badly need to get my bp treated, and if I continue through the training it will be a hot minute l before I have the chance to get it treated.

Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Feel free to text me or reply any advice you have for me.

- Josh

757-351-9011

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.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Greg M.'s Comment
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There are a lot of meds for blood pressure! I take two to keep mine under dot limits. Go to a clinic they will give you a prescription for it. The meds are cheap

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.

Brian 's Comment
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I was running 185/115, had to get meds, dropped to 130/75. Only costs $22 for 3 months of pills!

newguywithoutahandle's Comment
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I got it figured out. I'm just going to slide on over to somewhere and get a quick check up when I get the chance.

Steve J.'s Comment
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Need potasium bananas stop salt and sugar intake

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