DOT Physical After Weight Loss Surgery?

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Hey everyone, so I have been out of trucking for about a year and a half now. I just recently (a month ago) had weight loss surgery. My DOT Physical is about to expire and I want to renew it so I do not lose my Class A CDL as I would eventually like to get back into trucking in a year or 2 and don't want to start over with getting the license again. So would I be able to pass the DOT Physical even though I just had the surgery? I know they ask about past surgeries and this is the only one I have ever had. Thanks for your help everyone.

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.

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