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Wayne S.'s Comment
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Can I pass my DOT physical if I have diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, sleep apnea , and a 70% blockage in my heart?

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.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Probably not

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Are you serious? How are you even still alive? I'm sorry for your medical issues, but you cannot drive a truck safely.

Old School's Comment
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Wayne, you've got a lot of issues, but only one is a disqualifier. High blood pressure will keep you from passing the D.O.T. physical. Your blood pressure must be under 140/90. You are allowed to be on blood pressure medications, but you can't be above that threshold measurement of 140/90. Diabetes was a disqualifier, but they have changed that ruling recently.

You also have to realize that each company is allowed to put you through their own physical which usually has stricter requirements than the D.O.T. It's quite possible to pass a D.O.T. physical and still have problems finding employment when you have a number of physical issues.

Here's a link to some valuable information concerning The Blood Pressure Requirements.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Where’s that can of spray at? You left out smoking, the seeing eye dog, and being an amputee.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Where’s that can of spray at? You left out smoking, the seeing eye dog, and being an amputee.

Exactly what I was thinking. Is there a troll epidemic tonight?

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Where’s that can of spray at? You left out smoking, the seeing eye dog, and being an amputee.

Hey, I like my seeing eye dog. He barks every time i’m About to run something over. Now, if I could just find my hearing aids so I can here it bark.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Hi Todd

Marc Lee's Comment
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Hi Todd

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