Werner Sent Me Home

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Phil 's Comment
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I attended Werner's orientation in Allentown this Monday and Tuesday. I was honest on all the medical forms and today they sent me home because one of the meds I take for depression is prohibited by company policy. It's a very old medication and I have been on it for 4 or 5 years. I am very disappointed.

I am going to talk to my doc about changing meds to get off that one. Werner said if I were off it for 3-6 months I might be able to come back. Of course, I'd have to do the orientation again! It's mostly 2 days of computer based learning. They run through a ton of material and the equipment liaison said, "You don't actually think you're going to remember all this?"

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Sorry to hear that, Philip. Just curious, did you tell them about the meds before you went to orientation?

Phil 's Comment
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I knew there was going to be a physical so I didn't ask up front. I'll know better when I apply elsewhere. My VA doc was faxed forms to clear my medically and those have not been processed. I'm hoping they'll change there minds if my VA doc says I am medically cleared to drive. I take the medication when I go to sleep so it would not make me drowsy when driving.

Sorry to hear that, Philip. Just curious, did you tell them about the meds before you went to orientation?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I knew there was going to be a physical so I didn't ask up front. I'll know better when I apply elsewhere. My VA doc was faxed forms to clear my medically and those have not been processed. I'm hoping they'll change there minds if my VA doc says I am medically cleared to drive. I take the medication when I go to sleep so it would not make me drowsy when driving.

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Sorry to hear that, Philip. Just curious, did you tell them about the meds before you went to orientation?

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Unfortunately, companies have been sued for discrimination for not bringing them to orientation. so they bring people in and go case by case.

Prime would have said to go home and come back with 30 days stability on a new med in many cases.

But any med with a "drowsy" side effect is not allowed. Not even benadryl. and not even if taken at night. its an insurance lawsuit liability thing

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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