Did My DOT Physical Today

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tripletdad's Comment
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went in, passed everything. had a bit of trouble with the pee test, in that I had to go #2 really badly, to the point I couldn't unleash #1 because #2 was puckered so tight. told the guy my dilemma and he said "as long as I get the cup with pee, you can have a full blown **** storm in there. you're not the first person to do it". armed with that knowledge, got it done. they shaved halfy leg for the hair test. told me that my prescription from my vasectomy last month wouldn't be an issue. vision is 20/20 in left eye and both eyes, 20/15 in my right. whisper test was five ft, blood pressure 130/86. got a 2 year medical card. I figured it would be more sturdy than a tri-fold piece of cardstock paper, but oh well. I planned to get my cdl permit afterwards, but my 2 year old wanted to come with me and fell asleep in the car, so I'll do it probably tomorrow now. another step closer...

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Phox's Comment
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You can always get the card laminated. take it to fedex office store... it'll cost like $1 or so. That's what I'm gonna do with mine, last much longer.

Rick S.'s Comment
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You can always get the card laminated. take it to fedex office store... it'll cost like $1 or so. That's what I'm gonna do with mine, last much longer.

I'd be careful about laminating - though it is "legal" to do so. Also - DO NOT LAMINATE your social security card - in most cases it is NOT LEGAL to do so.

My DOT Doc has small plastic slip cases that he puts the card in. Assuming you don't go swimming with your wallet (or run it through the washing machine), you should be fine.

I also scan copies of all my CDL related paperwork, and throw them up in my google drive account (along with W-2 history, tax returns, etc.), so I can grab them and print copies any time I need them.

Rick

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Nruck H.'s Comment
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When do you have to do your D.O.T. physical?

Nruck H.'s Comment
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Also, I've never heard of any place doing hair tests. Must be a pretty bad drug problem at those companies if they can't do standard UA, right?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Also, I've never heard of any place doing hair tests. Must be a pretty bad drug problem at those companies if they can't do standard UA, right?

I think it is mainly an insurance thing. Not a previous drug problem thing. They want to be sure that the person driving for them is not an addict. The insurance company lays down the law, as far as who the company can hire, and the requirements. At least, this is my understanding of the policies and why they do what they do.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phil C.'s Comment
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Hair testing most certainly exists, whether a person has heard about it or not.

Phil

tripletdad's Comment
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This was my first hair test ever.

Nruck H.'s Comment
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This was my first hair test ever.

So you do the DOT physical to START school, or to start working at a company?

I asked a school recruiter and they didn't mention ANYTHING about drug testing, which I thought was odd.

I know there's a list on the forums of what companies do Hair and which do UA.

But you do a UA before school starts or in your case a hair test?

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.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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You do a DOT physical for school. You do a drug testing and most likely another physical when a company wants to hire you.

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.

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