Getting 2 Medical Certificate?

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Von S.'s Comment
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I may be in a situation where I might have 2 medical certificates from 2 different doctors, and I don't know if that is good, bad, or indifferent.

Originally, I was pursuing employment with Roehl and their CDL program. I hit a brick wall with the medical certificate, because they wanted forms filled out by my doctor. One of these was about substance abuse for hydrocodone which is crap, because I just had a tooth surgically removed a few days before the exam. I wasn't even taking it by the time of the exam. I had to wait 2 weeks to see my doctor, so he could go over the forms with me.. which he thought was stupid, because he does medical certifications for pilots.

So after the forms are filled out, I go back to the exam place and now they want medical records and a statement from the orthodontist that I'm no longer on hydrocodone. By this point, I was ****ed because I hoped to be in training by now, because I need work. I even had receipts to prove my tooth was pulled.

So, I went to an examiner that my brother in law goes to for his medical card, and I got my certificate through him. I didn't lie or say anything different, other than hydrocodone which is no longer a "thing" since it was over 2 weeks ago that I took it.

I figured I would just get my certificate on my own, get my permit, and then apply with Swift since they are closer and have a scholarship program for Veterans.

Should I even bother with the other examiner and Roehl now, or should I just follow through as a backup plan? I could wind up with 2 certificates or 1 pass and 1 fail. I'm not sure i really want to go to Roehl at this point.

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Only your most recent one counts. You can't have two.

Von S.'s Comment
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Only your most recent one counts. You can't have two.

My recent one would be the one I just got. The original is on a Pending Determination status for 45 days, so it was neither approved nor disapproved. I read that you are allowed a second opinion, and I got sick of their games. That's why I went elsewhere and paid out of pocket. That person was a professional and didn't treat me like a child. The original examiner was condescending, judgmental, and unprofessional.

I'm just ready to move to the next step with or without Roehl. I studied for my CLP for the past month that I can take it in my sleep now.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

David W.'s Comment
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I may be in a situation where I might have 2 medical certificates from 2 different doctors, and I don't know if that is good, bad, or indifferent.

Originally, I was pursuing employment with Roehl and their CDL program. I hit a brick wall with the medical certificate, because they wanted forms filled out by my doctor. One of these was about substance abuse for hydrocodone which is crap, because I just had a tooth surgically removed a few days before the exam. I wasn't even taking it by the time of the myloweslife exam. I had to wait 2 weeks to see my doctor, so he could go over the forms with me.. which he thought was stupid, because he does medical certifications for pilots.

So after the forms are filled out, I go back to the exam place and now they want medical records and a statement from the orthodontist that I'm no longer on hydrocodone. By this point, I was ****ed because I hoped to be in training by now, because I need work. I even had receipts to prove my tooth was pulled.

So, I went to an examiner that my brother in law goes to for his medical card, and I got my certificate through him. I didn't lie or say anything different, other than hydrocodone which is no longer a "thing" since it was over 2 weeks ago that I took it.

I figured I would just get my certificate on my own, get my permit, and then apply with Swift since they are closer and have a scholarship program for Veterans.

Should I even bother with the other examiner and Roehl now, or should I just follow through as a backup plan? I could wind up with 2 certificates or 1 pass and 1 fail. I'm not sure i really want to go to Roehl at this point.

Thank you for posting, I found a lot of interesting information here. A really good post, very thankful and helpful.

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.
Von S.'s Comment
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Thank you for posting, I found a lot of interesting information here. A really good post, very thankful and helpful.

I looked all over for information and couldn't find anything. I knew I couldn't have been the first one in this situation, and I appreciate all the help.

The people here seem friendly and helpful. I especially like the diaries here. I've read several of them, and they've been very informative.

Faress H.'s Comment
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Yes dude!!! I had such a similar situation with a company and their stupid ass doctor/ I swear some of these dot dr need to ****ing get beat down. Never been slapped by their father.

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.

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