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Brian's Comment
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It's all up to the medical examiner to decide whether this would disqualify you or not according to what i'm reading on the fmcsa website. They are there to make sure you qualify for the basic DOT standards. And then its up to the company after that to decide if you meet there qualifications. I myself failed the hearing exam which could be disqualifying, but it was deemed not too be. Just damaged hearing from the military and can't hear those beeps or soft whispers.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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You better stay out of trucking. Somebody's gonna be feeling around on your downstairs department at a minimum of once every two years. Of course no one gets their jollies from this, including the physician. It's done and over with in a matter of seconds. If you want to enjoy this awesome career, you'll have to get accustomed to having folks check on all kinds of things about you, including those pesky hernia checks.

There's little to no privacy in trucking. There's background checks, random drug and alcohol testing, and even the cab of your truck and your personal belongings can be randomly searched through. Get over it, or find a career that's not so highly scrutinized and regulated.

There are worse things than a hernia check. Just wait till you get your prostate examined.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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