? Concerning My DOT Physical

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John M.'s Comment
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62 years old, intend on going to Prime cdl school. Passed learner permit. My dot physical only gave me a 1 year approval do to high BP. At home I am 120 over 72 but at clinic White coat syndrome. Will this be problem ?????? Thx in advance.

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.

Old School's Comment
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A one year card is not a problem.

Your post has me puzzled though. You didn't say if you are on blood pressure meds. That is typically the reason for a one year card. Usually if you're not on blood pressure medication and your blood pressure is too high, they only give you a three month card so you can get the medication going and come back later to be retested. They don't just issue a one year card because your blood pressure is too high.

Remember, you will go through another physical at Prime. Each time you get a new medical card the prior one is no longer valid. If you are not taking blood pressure meds and your blood pressure reads correct at your Prime physical, you may end up with a 2 year card after all. But, if you are on blood pressure meds you will always get a one year card even if your pressure reading is good.

It's not a problem. The industry runs on blood pressure meds and coffee. You're in good company.

John M.'s Comment
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Woow my BP is lower already THX John

A one year card is not a problem.

Your post has me puzzled though. You didn't say if you are on blood pressure meds. That is typically the reason for a one year card. Usually if you're not on blood pressure medication and your blood pressure is too high, they only give you a three month card so you can get the medication going and come back later to be retested. They don't just issue a one year card because your blood pressure is too high.

Remember, you will go through another physical at Prime. Each time you get a new medical card the prior one is no longer valid. If you are not taking blood pressure meds and your blood pressure reads correct at your Prime physical, you may end up with a 2 year card after all. But, if you are on blood pressure meds you will always get a one year card even if your pressure reading is good.

It's not a problem. The industry runs on blood pressure meds and coffee. You're in good company.

Max M.'s Comment
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Hello, guys! This is my first post here (please, don't beat me due to my first post here)

Turtle's Comment
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I too suffered with white coat syndrome during my orientation at Prime. Any other day, my readings would fall in the normal range. But that day I hit 160/100. It had to be my nerves.

Not to worry though, they'll give you other chances to pass. They may have you come back later that day or the next and try again. They'll even let you lie down for 10-15 minutes so you can relax and let the stress go before taking another reading. That did the trick for me, bringing my pressure down to an acceptable level, and they issued me a 2-year card.

So don't sweat it. They want you to pass, and will help you do so.

If interested, you can read about my orientation experience in

Turtle's diary

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.
Old School's Comment
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Well, we don't normally "beat" people.

It would help us decide to "beat you" or not if you gave us a reason for the beating! smile.gif

Max M.'s Comment
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Well, we don't normally "beat" people.

It would help us decide to "beat you" or not if you gave us a reason for the beating! smile.gif

ow :) ok, I won't give you the reason to beat me :) at least, I will try :)

Moe's Comment
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"The industry runs on BP meds and coffee".

Dont forget nicotine, those hostess mini donuts, pizza oh and energy drinks.... 👊ðŸĪŠðŸ˜

A one year card is not a problem.

Your post has me puzzled though. You didn't say if you are on blood pressure meds. That is typically the reason for a one year card. Usually if you're not on blood pressure medication and your blood pressure is too high, they only give you a three month card so you can get the medication going and come back later to be retested. They don't just issue a one year card because your blood pressure is too high.

Remember, you will go through another physical at Prime. Each time you get a new medical card the prior one is no longer valid. If you are not taking blood pressure meds and your blood pressure reads correct at your Prime physical, you may end up with a 2 year card after all. But, if you are on blood pressure meds you will always get a one year card even if your pressure reading is good.

It's not a problem. The industry runs on blood pressure meds and coffee. You're in good company.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yeah I also got a 1 year card for BP 142/89 no meds.....Told Doc I drink tons of coffee n smoke and my home tester always shows me @ normal ranges.....No matter which of the 3 settings I used....I can sit there drinking coffee and smoking and still show as normal B.P....Maybe this home medics tester isn't as accurate?

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