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Kyle M.'s Comment
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Hello everyone I just got my dot physical done and was only given a 6 month card because my blood pressure was a little high. My question is will Schneider still let me come to orientation with only a 6 month card?

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.

Jamie's Comment
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They'll give you another DOT physical when and if you get there, I had a buddy get sent home due to high BP. I don't remember how high it was, but they was sending him home to come back another time to get tested. But he was a bigger guy, he ended up going to Swift and then left there shortly after and last I heard months ago he worked at JB Hunt.

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.

Kyle M.'s Comment
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This was done through Schneider already this isnt one I paid for. Would they still give me another when i get there ?

Jamie's Comment
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This was done through Schneider already this isnt one I paid for. Would they still give me another when i get there ?

Did you get it during orientation or during school to obtain your CDL?

Not sure if you already got your CDL or not, if the physical was done while in school then the first day of orientation you'll get another one.

But if it was done during orientation and you didn't get sent home, then that's s good sign so far. But I would suggest trying to get your BP under control if it's a common problem for you.

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.
Steve L.'s Comment
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They’ll probably check by when you get to Orientation. I was on 10mg/day of Lysinopryl for bp. Within six months of starting, I’d lost 40lbs and bp was good enough for a two year card.

Good luck!

Kyle M.'s Comment
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Thank you for the good luck and it was done before orientation. I'm scheduled to leave Monday for orientation. And this is the first time it's ever been high

Jamie's Comment
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Thank you for the good luck and it was done before orientation. I'm scheduled to leave Monday for orientation. And this is the first time it's ever been high

Schneider sent you to get the DOT physical and not the school or anything? If so then that's different then how the West Memphis OC handled it. shocked.png

But some people did have their physical on day one. Nonetheless, I'm sure you'll be fine! Good luck and keep us updated!

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.

Kyle M.'s Comment
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Yeah they sent me to get my physical before hand. I'm going to the west Memphis terminal also as long as everything is ok

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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