Bi-annual Stress Test

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Jim P.'s Comment
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I just learned that because I have a stent I need to take a bi-annual stress test to keep my med card, class A non-excepted interstate. This is a $6000 test and even if insurance would cover it I’d still have to pay the $2500-$3000 deductible.

Does anyone out here have experience with this? Are there any other options to cover the cost of this test rather than having to go into my pocket every other year for $2500-$6000 ?

Thanks in advance for any advice/replies.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

PackRat's Comment
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That's a bite out of the wallet! I had a transplant and so far only had to do the stress test once. I am only eligible for a one year physical certification each time due to the anti-rejection prescription that I'll be required to take for the remainder of my time here.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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I just learned that because I have a stent I need to take a bi-annual stress test to keep my med card, class A non-excepted interstate. This is a $6000 test and even if insurance would cover it I’d still have to pay the $2500-$3000 deductible.

Does anyone out here have experience with this? Are there any other options to cover the cost of this test rather than having to go into my pocket every other year for $2500-$6000 ?

Thanks in advance for any advice/replies.

Howdy, fellow Buckeye!

Have you checked into TruckersFund.org? Trucker's Fund General Assistance

Here's the 'resources' link, too: Trucker's Fund Resources Link.

Just a few testimonials on a trusted periodical: Overdriveonline . . St. Christopher's Fund

I've referred a few trucking pals of Tom & I , and they've gotten assistance. It may be a 'one time' deal, but then again, with one lady, they referred her to a place with ONGOING assistance, after helping with her first bill.

Worth a shot; wish you the best. Let us know, please!

~ Anne & Tom ~

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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I just learned that because I have a stent I need to take a bi-annual stress test to keep my med card, class A non-excepted interstate. This is a $6000 test and even if insurance would cover it I’d still have to pay the $2500-$3000 deductible.

Does anyone out here have experience with this? Are there any other options to cover the cost of this test rather than having to go into my pocket every other year for $2500-$6000 ?

Thanks in advance for any advice/replies.

ps: Jim, did you eventually go with Roehl? Haven't heard about THAT in a year, good sir!

Roehl's Qualification Day thread, by Jim.

Let us know how the CDL training IS going, in that thread, too!

~ 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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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