Orientation/physical Monday

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Joshua R.'s Comment
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Cant wait!!! Have orientation on monday but I am a tad worried about my physical, I want to get my career started already and I dont want to fail. I have a 2 yr card from school with long form but of course you have to take the company one. Not worried about BMI mine is 33 or so. Been working out all week but I am worried about my BP. It keeps fluctuating between 135/86 and 142/94. I know the first is passing and the second qualifies for DOT 1 yr card. Hoping they dont boot me from orientation if I only qualify for a 1 yr card ugh. This will be my first company physical and Im not sure how it works. Its with Interstate Distributor if that helps.

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Anchorman's Comment
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All of that worrying is just going to make the issue worse!

Check out our helpful link that discusses ways that you can lower your blood pressure before your DOT physical:

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Guidelines & Advice

You can also check out our helpful link with general information:

Blood Pressure

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.

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Cant wait!!! Have orientation on monday but I am a tad worried about my physical, I want to get my career started already and I dont want to fail. I have a 2 yr card from school with long form but of course you have to take the company one. Not worried about BMI mine is 33 or so. Been working out all week but I am worried about my BP. It keeps fluctuating between 135/86 and 142/94. I know the first is passing and the second qualifies for DOT 1 yr card. Hoping they dont boot me from orientation if I only qualify for a 1 yr card ugh. This will be my first company physical and Im not sure how it works. Its with Interstate Distributor if that helps.

Keep exercising and walking. Bananas and water. No caffeine and relax. If it's high the first time do t worry, just ask if they can give you a few to relax more and test it again.

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

G-Town's Comment
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A one year card will not DQ you. Your worrying is the likely cause of the slightly elevated numbers.

Joshua R.'s Comment
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Yea, I wish I could stop worrying lol. I have alot riding on this. I have been struggling hard since getting out of the military and my family is counting on this job in order to not me homeless in the very near future.

G-Town's Comment
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Yea, I wish I could stop worrying lol. I have alot riding on this. I have been struggling hard since getting out of the military and my family is counting on this job in order to not me homeless in the very near future.

Strip your mind of all negativity and focus on the task at hand. You already know how to drive and had enough sense to do what felt right for you. Give yourself some credit.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Yea, I wish I could stop worrying lol. I have alot riding on this. I have been struggling hard since getting out of the military and my family is counting on this job in order to not me homeless in the very near future.

Relax and keep a positive attitude. I had high BP and still passed. That was a year ago.

Your positive attitude will serve you well and your family will be okay. Just keep loving them.

See you on the road.

Joshua R.'s Comment
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Well, just passed my physical. Dont know why I was so worried lol.126/76 hahaha next step road test after lunch. Cant wait.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Well, just passed my physical. Dont know why I was so worried lol.126/76 hahaha next step road test after lunch. Cant wait.

Congrats!

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