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Michael S.'s Comment
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Where do I get the physical I need for DOT? From my PC, or some DOT assigned physician? Thanks Mike

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Where do I get the physical I need for DOT? From my PC, or some DOT assigned physician? Thanks Mike

Hi, Mike!

Welcome to Trucking Truth!

MANY companies prefer you to go to THEIR DOT physician; do you know who you are going with yet?

Also, there's an approved list for each state (you didn't list yours) for doctors/providers, per the DOT / FMCSA.

Here's the link; hope this helps! National Registry of CME's

~ 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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Many companies use Urgent Care facilities such as Concentra. However, every company can add limits that use DOT standards as a minimum.

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.

BK's Comment
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Where do I get the physical I need for DOT? From my PC, or some DOT assigned physician? Thanks Mike

This is why those posting questions should include their location in their profile. There may be participants who can give specific recommendations about who to see or not to see in their area. For instance, I have a great place to get a DOT physical (thank you Marc Lee) near Milwaukee and a place to avoid at all costs in Madison. People, update your profile! Nobody will stalk you, honestly.wtf-2.gif

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.
Michael S.'s Comment
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Where do I get the physical I need for DOT? From my PC, or some DOT assigned physician? Thanks Mike

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Hi, Mike!

Welcome to Trucking Truth!

MANY companies prefer you to go to THEIR DOT physician; do you know who you are going with yet?

Also, there's an approved list for each state (you didn't list yours) for doctors/providers, per the DOT / FMCSA.

Here's the link; hope this helps! National Registry of CME's

~ Anne ~

Im in Texas, and thanks for the reply.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Where do I get the physical I need for DOT? From my PC, or some DOT assigned physician? Thanks Mike

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This is why those posting questions should include their location in their profile. There may be participants who can give specific recommendations about who to see or not to see in their area. For instance, I have a great place to get a DOT physical (thank you Marc Lee) near Milwaukee and a place to avoid at all costs in Madison. People, update your profile! Nobody will stalk you, honestly.wtf-2.gif

Good point Bruce. It would help with some of the answers if we knew where a new member was located.

Incidentally, I'm parked for tonight at the Petro in Portage, WI.

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.
Michael S.'s Comment
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Where do I get the physical I need for DOT? From my PC, or some DOT assigned physician? Thanks Mike

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This is why those posting questions should include their location in their profile. There may be participants who can give specific recommendations about who to see or not to see in their area. For instance, I have a great place to get a DOT physical (thank you Marc Lee) near Milwaukee and a place to avoid at all costs in Madison. People, update your profile! Nobody will stalk you, honestly.wtf-2.gif

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Good point Bruce. It would help with some of the answers if we knew where a new member was located.

Incidentally, I'm parked for tonight at the Petro in Portage, WI.

Well, im new here so I havent gotten around to all the ins and outs of it. Basically, was just doing readings and tests. I just thought I'd ask the "friendly" truckers forum. for some info. Didnt mean to get some of you all "fity."

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.
BK's Comment
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PackRat, I wish I was able to drive up to Portage. I would be a great pleasure to meet you. Hopefully there will be another opportunity. I know that Petro very well. Stay healthy, stay safe.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Well, im new here so I haven't gotten around to all the ins and outs of it. Basically, was just doing readings and tests. I just thought I'd ask the "friendly" truckers forum. for some info. Didn't mean to get some of you all "fitty."

Sorry it seemed that way, Michael. With all the new ELDT laws ... started this week, the Canada / US border protests, ... tensions tend to be high.

I apologize, for the gang.

Simply, it helps us help YOU .. at least knowing your state. For instance, if you were in Ohio, or one of 'our' tri states... I'd have a TON of suggestions.

Knowing that you are in Texas; I can already suggest you look at Texas Tim and Mountain Matt's diaries. They hail from your state, and will have similar situations as you are approaching.

Old School as WELL !!!! He's our HUGEST moderator / contributor from Texas, writes blogs, and drives for Knight. (So do the other guys, so...there's a HUGE suggestion~

Here's one of his most famous blogs, worth it's weight in GOLD: Busting the FREE AGENT Myth:

Hope that makes sense;

We are here to help!

~ Anne ~

ps: YES on the tests here! The BEST of the best!

When you're ready to tackle the pre trip:

pps: I've noticed (from our Knight drivers on here) that Texas is NOT a state trying to 'hem you up' with extra regulations, like Washington, if that helps!!

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Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Michael S.'s Comment
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Well, im new here so I haven't gotten around to all the ins and outs of it. Basically, was just doing readings and tests. I just thought I'd ask the "friendly" truckers forum. for some info. Didn't mean to get some of you all "fitty."

double-quotes-end.png

Sorry it seemed that way, Michael. With all the new ELDT laws ... started this week, the Canada / US border protests, ... tensions tend to be high.

I apologize, for the gang.

Simply, it helps us help YOU .. at least knowing your state. For instance, if you were in Ohio, or one of 'our' tri states... I'd have a TON of suggestions.

Knowing that you are in Texas; I can already suggest you look at Texas Tim and Mountain Matt's diaries. They hail from your state, and will have similar situations as you are approaching.

Old School as WELL !!!! He's our HUGEST moderator / contributor from Texas, writes blogs, and drives for Knight. (So do the other guys, so...there's a HUGE suggestion~

Here's one of his most famous blogs, worth it's weight in GOLD: Busting the FREE AGENT Myth:

Hope that makes sense;

We are here to help!

~ Anne ~

ps: YES on the tests here! The BEST of the best!

When you're ready to tackle the pre trip:

pps: I've noticed (from our Knight drivers on here) that Texas is NOT a state trying to 'hem you up' with extra regulations, like Washington, if that helps!!

Cool, Thanks. I learning plenty by reading a lot of the blogs and forum stuff. I'll check out those Texas boys :). TY

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Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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