Spe Certification

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Was your injury from an accident in a private vehicle or in the truck you were employed to drive? Perhaps you don't need a doctor to help you as much as a lawyer.

Omar C.'s Comment
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Ty I’ma dead trying I miss driving so much driving is the most relaxing thing for me why I miss most is seeing different cities πŸ™πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

Now that’s a real mess. I’m sorry to hear you’re having such issues and hopefully you’ll be able to track down a doctor soon.

Omar C.'s Comment
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No in a motorcycle The car made a left turn and he did not see me going straight πŸ™πŸΎI’m alive lol and ready to drive again lol

Was your injury from an accident in a private vehicle or in the truck you were employed to drive? Perhaps you don't need a doctor to help you as much as a lawyer.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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No in a motorcycle The car made a left turn and he did not see me going straight πŸ™πŸΎI’m alive lol and ready to drive again lol

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Was your injury from an accident in a private vehicle or in the truck you were employed to drive? Perhaps you don't need a doctor to help you as much as a lawyer.

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Hay, Omar . . . this may be redundant, but when I called the Southern Service Center (404#) it seems like it offers options for physicians in your area... ?!?!?

SPE phone #'s

Hope you work this out; be safe on those doggone bikes! (My daughter rides; in my photos...LoL.)

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Omar C.'s Comment
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I got a callback today I have an appointment on Monday He’s willing to do the paperwork hopefully everything will go well and I can get my license back πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

Now that’s a real mess. I’m sorry to hear you’re having such issues and hopefully you’ll be able to track down a doctor soon.

PackRat's Comment
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If that doesn't work out for you, I want you to go online, and check out "Dr John's Medical Solutions". He is THE trucker's doctor, and one of only a handful that I trust implicitly.

His number is 865-888-5025.

Omar C.'s Comment
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Ok ty so much

If that doesn't work out for you, I want you to go online, and check out "Dr John's Medical Solutions". He is THE trucker's doctor, and one of only a handful that I trust implicitly.

His number is 865-888-5025.

ChrisEMT's Comment
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I have a silly question for you. If the only doctor you found in your region to fill out your paperwork is in Georgia, why can't you have them fill it out.... Yes, I understand you live in Florida, but a licensed doctor on the DOT registry to give physicals can give you a physical... Even if it is a specialist because of your arm, it shouldn't matter

For example, I live in CT, worked for a company out of NE, and had a physical done at their Indianapolis, IN and their Allentown, PA terminals, as well as one in Georgia.....

I was just curious, thats all

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The loss of use is why the SPE certificate is required. He won’t be able to pass a DOT physical without that paperwork. I still think he needs to call the regional representative because they may have a list of doctors who will fill out the proper paperwork, rather than just call around and hope for the best.

I understand that the loss of use of his arm is why he needs an spe.... My question was why can't he use the doctor in GA if they also do DOT physicals????

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Because the vast majority of doctors who do DOT physicals don’t meet the requirements for signing off on the paperwork. Generally it’s an orthopedic surgeon.

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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