Lost Consciousnesses Went To Hospital And Cdl Revoked After 3 Days On 1st Job

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Paul A.'s Comment
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My cdl was suspended 4/21 because I lost consciousness a month earlier. I was 3 days in on my first job out of cdl school. I am in Los Angeles with Obama care. My primary doctor referred me to a cardiologist and a neurologist who are on my insurance network. The cardiologist agrees that me fainting (I had a severe leg cramp and the pain from the cramp caused me to black out.) was a one time event. But the neurologist is hesitant to sign off. I feel like he just took me in because my primary doctor referred me and was more interested in billing for the brain scans. He’s willing to say I don’t have a seizure disorder but not that it is safe for me to drive.

Has anyone else in the Los Angeles area been through something like this or know someone who has? If so I want to know who was used for a neurologist.

Desperately trying to get back on the road

Thanks ahead for any help.

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.
Moe's Comment
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I do know that any heart issues, heart attacks, strokes etc and you have to have a doctor sign off on it. Keep in mind you can always get a second opinion, doctors are not God and just because one doctor does not think its a great idea doesnt mean you can't get another opinion on the matter and possibly your CDL back, of course it might also be a legitimate health concern as well bud, so need to prepare for that too.

Best of luck to you man, that sucks and I sincerely hope you get it all worked out!

Moe

My cdl was suspended 4/21 because I lost consciousness a month earlier. I was 3 days in on my first job out of cdl school. I am in Los Angeles with Obama care. My primary doctor referred me to a cardiologist and a neurologist who are on my insurance network. The cardiologist agrees that me fainting (I had a severe leg cramp and the pain from the cramp caused me to black out.) was a one time event. But the neurologist is hesitant to sign off. I feel like he just took me in because my primary doctor referred me and was more interested in billing for the brain scans. He’s willing to say I don’t have a seizure disorder but not that it is safe for me to drive.

Has anyone else in the Los Angeles area been through something like this or know someone who has? If so I want to know who was used for a neurologist.

Desperately trying to get back on the road

Thanks ahead for any help.

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.
Jammer a's Comment
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Get a second opinion ca sucks to many law suits so dr are very hesitant and lean to the side of error I’ve heard of this from my father in law who went thru something similar got a 2 nd opinion and is still driving truck for last 20 + yrs ironically he sued 1st dr who gave him an iffy heart examination

Paul A.'s Comment
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Ok yes, I went online and talked to a few doctors. One in particular says he is familiar with the process so I made an appointment with him.

What sucks about this is that I will have to come out of pocket for the brain scans. Probable I will spend $500 to $700. I mean I could probably go back to my primary doctor and get him to authorize a second opinion but I think I would get back to work faster by getting an appointment as soon as possible.

Let you guys know when I get back to work.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Ok yes, I went online and talked to a few doctors. One in particular says he is familiar with the process so I made an appointment with him.

What sucks about this is that I will have to come out of pocket for the brain scans. Probable I will spend $500 to $700. I mean I could probably go back to my primary doctor and get him to authorize a second opinion but I think I would get back to work faster by getting an appointment as soon as possible.

Let you guys know when I get back to work.

I would call your primary and get him to authorize the 2nd opinion over the phone. That seems like it should mainly be a paperwork thing and he shouldn't need to see you like an actual appointment just to authorize a 2nd opinion.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Just how did you pass out from a leg crap. I get leg craps that will wake me up and cause me to lose sleep. Not cause me to pass out. Do you have a very low pain tolerance?

Remember you are driving an 80,000 pound death machine, there is a reason for a DOT physical.

I hope you figure out exactly what caused you to pass out and fix it.

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.

Paul A.'s Comment
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Just how did you pass out from a leg crap. I get leg craps that will wake me up and cause me to lose sleep. Not cause me to pass out. Do you have a very low pain tolerance?

Remember you are driving an 80,000 pound death machine, there is a reason for a DOT physical.

I hope you figure out exactly what caused you to pass out and fix it.

Big Scott, The only thing I can think of is that I had Pfizer V 3 days prior. Also I learned stress or dehydration can cause cramps. Was going through some of that as well. The Doc’s don’t know why I had the cramp but Vasovagal syncope is for sure what caused me to briefly go unconscious.

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.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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If that can be a problem for you, please stay away from trucking. Being stressed and passing out while driving an 80,000 pound death machine is not a good mix.

Right now we are grossed at over 76,000 pounds, driving up and down mountains in the rain and traffic. That can get pretty stressful. If a driver was to black out in these conditions, it would be devastating.

Good luck in life.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Big Scott, The only thing I can think of is that I had Pfizer V 3 days prior.

You received an experimental vaccine that throughout the world has caused many allergic reactions and even death. Three days later you had what appears to be a one-time incident. It's safe to say there's an excellent chance the vaccine was the cause.

Of course, if you listen to mainstream media, everything that happens after you're vaccinated is a coincidence. I am no fan of mainstream media.

Personally, I would do all I could to get that medical card back. Keep pursuing this. If the doctors can't find anything wrong with you, I'm confident you'll find one to sign off that you're cleared to drive. If you have no further symptoms during this process, and doctors can't find anything wrong with you, they should clear you.

I wouldn't just give up, I can tell you that. I'd look into it thoroughly.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Thanks Brett, I missed that. We need a like button.

So, that being the case, do what you need to do to get your medical card reinstated.

Good luck.

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