TRT And Trucking

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DJ's Comment
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Hey everyone,

Will being on TRT prevent me from getting on at a trucking company?

I don’t think testosterone is banned by the FMCSA. Not sure how companies feel about it though

Also, it should be fine to carry with me as long as it’s in it’s original vial with my name right?

Will I need/should I get a note from doctor saying it won’t impair my driving?

Thanks

Drew

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

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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What is "TRT"?

Banks's Comment
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Testosterone replacement therapy

DJ's Comment
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Testosterone Replacement Therapy

What is "TRT"?

Travis's Comment
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Original vial with whatever packaging has that usual Rx text on it. My TRT vials come in a box but I usually put them in a ziploc bag as well.

I'm more worried about some yahoo DOT officer seeing needles and thinking "muh heroin, I gots me a bust" than the labeled vials tbh.

Are they Rxing you the needles as well? Mine are so as long as I keep the needles and pins in their bags with the Rx on them it should help.

Hey everyone,

Will being on TRT prevent me from getting on at a trucking company?

I don’t think testosterone is banned by the FMCSA. Not sure how companies feel about it though

Also, it should be fine to carry with me as long as it’s in it’s original vial with my name right?

Will I need/should I get a note from doctor saying it won’t impair my driving?

Thanks

Drew

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.
DJ's Comment
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Yeah mine are boxed too. One place did have Rx with my name for syringes but then I started buying syringes in bulk so now they don’t have it. Might have them start doing that again just in case

Original vial with whatever packaging has that usual Rx text on it. My TRT vials come in a box but I usually put them in a ziploc bag as well.

I'm more worried about some yahoo DOT officer seeing needles and thinking "muh heroin, I gots me a bust" than the labeled vials tbh.

Are they Rxing you the needles as well? Mine are so as long as I keep the needles and pins in their bags with the Rx on them it should help.

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Hey everyone,

Will being on TRT prevent me from getting on at a trucking company?

I don’t think testosterone is banned by the FMCSA. Not sure how companies feel about it though

Also, it should be fine to carry with me as long as it’s in it’s original vial with my name right?

Will I need/should I get a note from doctor saying it won’t impair my driving?

Thanks

Drew

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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.
Travis's Comment
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Yea, afaik state and maybe local laws differ. You don't want to get hemmed up. I'd ask the clinic to Rx an amount over what you'd need and a variety too because sometimes a spot hurts/stings and I don't like reusing pins. I'd also ask them to cover multiple size pins as well as syringes(20g 2" for drawing, I like 25g 5/8" for injecting personally).

Yeah mine are boxed too. One place did have Rx with my name for syringes but then I started buying syringes in bulk so now they don’t have it. Might have them start doing that again just in case

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Original vial with whatever packaging has that usual Rx text on it. My TRT vials come in a box but I usually put them in a ziploc bag as well.

I'm more worried about some yahoo DOT officer seeing needles and thinking "muh heroin, I gots me a bust" than the labeled vials tbh.

Are they Rxing you the needles as well? Mine are so as long as I keep the needles and pins in their bags with the Rx on them it should help.

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Hey everyone,

Will being on TRT prevent me from getting on at a trucking company?

I don’t think testosterone is banned by the FMCSA. Not sure how companies feel about it though

Also, it should be fine to carry with me as long as it’s in it’s original vial with my name right?

Will I need/should I get a note from doctor saying it won’t impair my driving?

Thanks

Drew

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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.
Davy A.'s Comment
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Isn't TRT associated with very high cancer rates? Also, what is the difference between that and steroids? Just curious.

PackRat's Comment
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I don't know. I haven't needed supplemental testosterone so far. Maybe once I get older?

Travis's Comment
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Generally TRT doses are more conservative: 75-200mg a week, often split into 1/2 that amount injected twice a week. 250-300 and up a week is what is considered "cycle" vs "trt"

For me, living in Mexico, it's OTC but as I'll eventually be living in the US once my wife has her visa(and now that I plan on working OTR) I wanted US legal access.

If you Google trt cancer risk NIH most of the results say rates are similar to normal given that TRT only seeks to get patients in a physiologically normal range of testosterone and not above that. My clinic monitors my bloodwork every 10 weeks and requires prostate labs on that a couple times a year(probably would require more if my values weren't good)

Isn't TRT associated with very high cancer rates? Also, what is the difference between that and steroids? Just curious.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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