Denied Medical Cert.

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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235 is dangerously high. 140 non fasting is the upper limit. Go to your Doc and get it taken care of.

Good luck.

Definitely dangerous. And with sugar that high, you probably just got introduced to the Diabetes way of life. For anyone non diabetic, average is 90 to 110. Most Dr's want to see a diabetic between 90 and 120. To qualify for a 1 year card your a1c needs to be 8.5 or below, which is an average of 190 or lower. Why so high? Because for a diabetic, even when we have our diabetes under control, we tend to experience way more fluctuations than a non diabetic. It can be a struggle out here, sometimes. Just a few minutes ago, my fasting sugar was 173, but I also forgot to take my night time meds. I was exhausted and crashed within a few minutes of verifying my logs. It's no excuse though. On the other hand, I have never been healthier, overall, because I am watching how I eat, and getting good exercise, a lot more than I did when I was a chef.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Thanks guys, I already have a Dr appt today and will get this checked out. So what happens if and when I don't get my medical card and self certify by the dead line? Do I lose my CDL and have to take all the training and test again?

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.
Mujaahida D.'s Comment
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Thanks guys, I already have a Dr appt today and will get this checked out. So what happens if and when I don't get my medical card and self certify by the dead line? Do I lose my CDL and have to take all the training and test again?

Hey go drop by your local DMV , they likely can better explore your option. I mean if you have A CDL, YOU DON'T NECESSARILY loose it for a health reason that can be addressed, but that is just my opinion. Your DMV will have all the right answers you can plan with. Good luck

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.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Thanks guys, I already have a Dr appt today and will get this checked out. So what happens if and when I don't get my medical card and self certify by the dead line? Do I lose my CDL and have to take all the training and test again?

If you dont have a current medical card your CDL will be downgraded. Most states will allow you to get a current medical card within 6 months without requiring you to retest to obtain your license. Its always best to contact the licensing bureau in your state and find the specific rules for your state. This is one example of how waiting until the last couple days isnt necesarily a good idea.

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.
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