Will Trucking Companies Hire You With Controlled High Blood Presure

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Shawn M.'s Comment
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Im going to us xpress have controlled high blood pressure don't wanna waste my time if they will fail me

Old School's Comment
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Shawn, as long as your blood pressure is under control with medication there is no problem.

Welcome to the forum, and good luck at U.S. Express. I run all over the country and see their trucks everywhere I go.

Starcar's Comment
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Yeah...if you don't have hypertension when ya go into trucking...it won't take ya long to get it !!! rofl-3.gif

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Just make sure your medication is approved for commercial driving. You can call any doctor that gives DOT physicals and they'll be able to tell you. If it's not you'll simply have your doctor switch you to something else.

Also, make sure you have your prescription information with you of course. The medication will likely show up in a drug test and you'll have to inform the company of any medications you're on anyhow.

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.

Anthony R.'s Comment
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According to the DOT requirements-there are varying degrees of high blood pressure-there are 3 different levels of hypertension-with a less severe form-they will give you the medical card that will expire after one year rather than 2 as would normally be the case. If it is worse you can still get a card for 3 months-but you would have to get it within range in that 3 months-then be issued a card good for I believe a year. If it is worse than that you would have to get it corrected before passing the exam at all-if I had the manual with me I could tell you what the exact readings have to be for each level of hypertension. Under certain circumstances-a person may have to renew their medical card every 6 months-I will have to go back to the manual later and will post the exact figures.

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.

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