Diabetes/kidney Disease DOT Physical

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Don C.'s Comment
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Hey Everyone, Seriously considering get into trucking as a career change do to covid mandates. I'm 53 and a diabetic is diabetes a automatic DOT physical disqualification?

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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Hey Everyone, Seriously considering get into trucking as a career change do to covid mandates. I'm 53 and a diabetic is diabetes a automatic DOT physical disqualification?

No, it is not automatic. Are you under a doctors care? What medications? Many drivers are diabetic.

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.

Don C.'s Comment
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Yes Iam under doctors care I have my Endocrinologist, Family Doctor, Diabetic Edu. I take Insulin 2x daily my kast A1C was 6.3

Don C.'s Comment
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Hey Everyone, Seriously considering get into trucking as a career change do to covid mandates. I'm 53 and a diabetic is diabetes a automatic DOT physical disqualification?

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No, it is not automatic. Are you under a doctors care? What medications? Many drivers are diabetic.

Yes I'am under a doctor's care I have my family doctor, endocrinologist, and diabetic educator. I take Insulin 2x daily and my last A1C was 6.3

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.

Driver_engineer 's Comment
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I found this for you. https://www.barnescare.com/BarnesCare-Connection/ArticleID/34/IssueID/11

Yes Iam under doctors care I have my Endocrinologist, Family Doctor, Diabetic Edu. I take Insulin 2x daily my kast A1C was 6.3

Driver_engineer 's Comment
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I found this for you. https://www.barnescare.com/BarnesCare-Connection/ArticleID/34/IssueID/11

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Yes Iam under doctors care I have my Endocrinologist, Family Doctor, Diabetic Edu. I take Insulin 2x daily my kast A1C was 6.3

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Diabetic CDL info

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.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hey Everyone, Seriously considering get into trucking as a career change do to covid mandates. I'm 53 and a diabetic is diabetes a automatic DOT physical disqualification?

Haya, Don C. !!

Welcome to Trucking Truth, good sir. There are SO many threads regarding what you are querying. An earlier TT member, Marc Lee , had a similar situation..which he overcame and finally got his butt in a seat.

Look at 'comments by members' and you'll find his journey.

In the meantime, check out this wonderful starter set of stuff to read:

Best to ya; hope you stop back with questions, or good news, soon! It appears that the mean/median/mode for truckers starting out is... 'mid fifties!'

~ Anne ~

ps: What's to lose ??? Apply For Paid CDL Training

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.

Don C.'s Comment
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Hey Everyone, Seriously considering get into trucking as a career change do to covid mandates. I'm 53 and a diabetic is diabetes a automatic DOT physical disqualification?

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Haya, Don C. !!

Welcome to Trucking Truth, good sir. There are SO many threads regarding what you are querying. An earlier TT member, Marc Lee , had a similar situation..which he overcame and finally got his butt in a seat.

Look at 'comments by members' and you'll find his journey.

In the meantime, check out this wonderful starter set of stuff to read:

Best to ya; hope you stop back with questions, or good news, soon! It appears that the mean/median/mode for truckers starting out is... 'mid fifties!'

~ Anne ~

ps: What's to lose ??? Apply For Paid CDL Training

Thanks, this is encouraging. I appreciate y'all taking time out of your day to respond and help get me pointed in the direction. Thanks again everyone, Be safe out there.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hey Everyone, Seriously considering get into trucking as a career change do to covid mandates. I'm 53 and a diabetic is diabetes a automatic DOT physical disqualification?

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Haya, Don C. !!

Welcome to Trucking Truth, good sir. There are SO many threads regarding what you are querying. An earlier TT member, Marc Lee , had a similar situation..which he overcame and finally got his butt in a seat.

Look at 'comments by members' and you'll find his journey.

In the meantime, check out this wonderful starter set of stuff to read:

Best to ya; hope you stop back with questions, or good news, soon! It appears that the mean/median/mode for truckers starting out is... 'mid fifties!'

~ Anne ~

ps: What's to lose ??? Apply For Paid CDL Training

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Thanks, this is encouraging. I appreciate y'all taking time out of your day to respond and help get me pointed in the direction. Thanks again everyone, Be safe out there.

Don;

Not a problem; happy to have you up in here! Stick around, and ask away.

The professional drivers & mods probably remember even MORE folks, that I'm forgetting. It's really NOT that uncommon.

If you type diabetic and/or insulin in the big white bar above, you'll see much information, beyond what you're asking. Yes, it's definitely doable, for sure.

Hang in there !

~ 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.

George B.'s Comment
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Dont take this as gospel, but I am under the impression that insulin dependent is a no-go. If I am wrong, my apologies!

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