Does Pam Or Crst Have An Agility Test?

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Amy A.'s Comment
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I just got my permit and am looking at companies. I've gained some weight the last couple years.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I just got my permit and am looking at companies. I've gained some weight the last couple years.

So? I'm overweight and also have MS. I pass my DOT physical every year (due to being on BP meds) and don't even worry about it.

I get no help from the VA with my weight loss, so I turned to online help and reading posts here on TT where guys have lost weight. It's slowly working as I have dropped 16 lbs since early Jan and I'm 70.

I've never driven for a company that had drivers do a physical test, but there are some that do. However, I don't know who does this. So someone should be along with info to help you.

Laura

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. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I just got my permit and am looking at companies. I've gained some weight the last couple years.

Hi, Amy; Congrats on your permit! Just spoke to a buddy of mine that drove for CRST; there is NO agility test, but for being able to get under the trailer enough for a pre trip, cranking the landing gear, and climbing in & out of the trailer to sweep/leafblow it out if/when necessary. Oh, and of course, pulling open the hood for pretrip, as well.

Can't speak for PAM; sorry! My late landlord drove for PAM/Decker for MANY years, and he was 79 when he retired; had no problems with agility!

It's usually the flatbed companies that have 'ladder & tarp' type agility tests. I think you'll be fine!

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Best wishes, ma'am!

~ Anne ~

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I just got my permit and am looking at companies. I've gained some weight the last couple years.

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So? I'm overweight and also have MS. I pass my DOT physical every year (due to being on BP meds) and don't even worry about it.

I get no help from the VA with my weight loss, so I turned to online help and reading posts here on TT where guys have lost weight. It's slowly working as I have dropped 16 lbs since early Jan and I'm 70.

I've never driven for a company that had drivers do a physical test, but there are some that do. However, I don't know who does this. So someone should be along with info to help you.

Laura

CONGRATS on the 16 lbs., Ms. Laura !!!!! AWESOME~!!!!!

Best wishes, all ~

~ Anne ~

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.

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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