Lost CDL Due To High Blood Pressure Passed Medical Test Now

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Adam P.'s Comment
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Hi I have over 6 years of experience, I made mistakes along the way, and I learned from it. I lost my CDL in May of 2020, due to high blood pressure, and it took over 2 years to get it down so I could pass my CDL medical test. I paid all of my fines, and I have my CDL back, tankers, air breaks, and combination . I am looking for dry van jobs, I live in Columbia Tennessee 38401. I am ready to hit the road. Does anyone know of any companies that will hire me besides Western Express?? Thank you for any help.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
George B.'s Comment
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Paid all your fines raises a flag? If you "lost your cdl" how did you get it back w/out doing a refresher course? Others will be along shortly w more questions and info. If you have some moving violations etc let us know to bette help you w your journey.

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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Hi I have over 6 years of experience, I made mistakes along the way, and I learned from it. I lost my CDL in May of 2020, due to high blood pressure, and it took over 2 years to get it down so I could pass my CDL medical test. I paid all of my fines, and I have my CDL back, tankers, air breaks, and combination . I am looking for dry van jobs, I live in Columbia Tennessee 38401. I am ready to hit the road. Does anyone know of any companies that will hire me besides Western Express?? Thank you for any help.

Hi, Adam . . and welcome!

There's a good chance you may have to take a refresher course, many companies DO provide one. Did Western give you the 'go ahead?'

I'd highly suggest this link; and mention 'refresher' in the comments: Apply For Paid CDL Training.

There's a GREAT chance you'll hear back today, even.

Best of luck; keep us in the loop!

~ Anne ~

ps: As George asks; ... what fines? In all interest of time; fill out the above re: refreshers, and disclose everything honestly!

Paid all your fines raises a flag? If you "lost your cdl" how did you get it back w/out doing a refresher course? Others will be along shortly w more questions and info. If you have some moving violations etc let us know to better help you w your journey.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Banks's Comment
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You should be fine without the refresher course. Most companies require at least 1 year experience in the last 3 years or 3 years experience in the last 5 years. Anything outside of that would require a refresher. Put out apps see who bites.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Lost your cdl for blood pressure? There are tons of us that have high blood pressure! Two years to get it under control, ? Could of died in two years! Maybe you might what to start over with the whole story!!!!!

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Lost your cdl for blood pressure? There are tons of us that have high blood pressure! Two years to get it under control, ? Could of died in two years! Maybe you might what to start over with the whole story!!!!!

+1

I agree completely with Donna. 2 years? OMG! What were your numbers? What was the real cause? That sounds to me more like hypertension and several strokes if it takes 2 years to lower it to acceptable levels.

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.

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

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