CRST Dot Physical

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David Z.'s Comment
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Anyone that got there dot physical through CRST ? Was the whisper test performed? If so how was it done ? Simply raise your hand or repeat the words ? I was approved with them but I don’t want to get sent back for failing a hearing test .

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.

Amber L.'s Comment
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My husband and I didn't have a whisper test done at US Xpress. Just went thru orientation on Monday. Did have one done at the CDL school we went to that wasn't related to us Xpress. I would think you would be fine if you had some sort of hearing aid. 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.
David Z.'s Comment
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Thank you , and I don’t have hearing aides yet . 6k I do not have

Rick S.'s Comment
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As we discussed previously in your other thread.

A company/DOT physical may in fact require you to do a whisper test, as that IS PART OF THE REGULATION. WIthout re-entering the debate of whether you have TO REPEAT BACK WHAT IS WHISPERED (and what would be the sense of NOT HAVING TO RECOGNIZE WHAT IS BEING SAID) - if you're NOT GOING TO PASS:

GO GET A HEARING TEST - to determine whether or not you can LEGALLY PASS under the regulations. If you DO PASS (the less than 40dB loss at the specific frequencies) then BRING THE RESULTS TO YOUR ORIENTATION PHYSICAL and they should pass you, based on those test results. If you DO NOT fall under the medical guidelines, then you stand a good chance of NOT BEING ISSUED A CARD AT ALL.

Otherwise, they may (at THEIR SOLE DISCRETION) issue you a 90-day card, to give you time to remedy the medical shortcoming.

Again - THEY DON'T HAVE TO - it is at the examiners discretion.

And arguing with them about whether or not you have to understand what they are saying, is not going to improve your chances of getting them to issue a 90-day (or other "conditional pass").

The hearing test itself shouldn't be that expensive - GO GET IT NOW - so at least you POSITIVELY KNOW where you stand.

Rick

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yes CRST does hearing test I heard lol Didnt have to do the physical had mine prior....Just had to pee in the cup .

And IF the old lady dr asks "do you snore" say NO or you're out for sleep study......My trainer was a thin guy and he sored like a freight train.....Anyways.....good luck

Jamie's Comment
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And IF the old lady dr asks "do you snore" say NO or you're out for sleep study......My trainer was a thin guy and he sored like a freight train.....Anyways.....good luck

Even if you go for a sleep study, it's best to get treatment for sleep apnea if you have it, or risk all the other side effects.

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.

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