Will My DOT Medical Be Denied?

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Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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Hey guys, it's been a long time since I've used this site! I'm already passed my 4 year mark of having my cdl and still am huffing groceries uphill through the snow and the rain both ways.

I've had a lot change in my life since I was 21, moved 3 separate times across the country each time, but the last change is probably the biggest.

Because I'm 25, every time I've gotten my DOT medical it was a painless "select no on every box" and every medical history free response was blank.

About 3 months ago I finally bit the bullet I've been wanting for over 10 years and got a prescription for estrogen and I'm wondering if, in a years time, they deny people a new card because of that saying horomones are dangerous or something. If you go to one place and they say no to your prescription, can you go to another until you find a doctor who will approve you or is one denial from anyone game over.

I have about 10 months left on mine, and I was kind of freaked out a week ago when one of our drivers said the doctor he was sent to by the company tried to deny him for a medication he was on for the last 9 years and had to go somewhere else to get a 2-year. Thanks!

Probably freaking out over nothing, but I've always been like that.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Probably freaking out over nothing.

You answered your own question. We've had several trans members over the years. None of them ever had an issue with their med card due to the injections they were taking.

David D.'s Comment
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If it doesn't make you answer yes to any of the questions on the DOT questionnaire or create health issues while behind the wheel then why the heck would you even tell them?

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.

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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If it doesn't make you answer yes to any of the questions on the DOT questionnaire or create health issues while behind the wheel then why the heck would you even tell them?

I never paid attention much besides remembering a form: "please list any medications you have taken in the last year" or whatever and I dont want to be caught lying

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.

Old School's Comment
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Yeah, omitting this information on a federal form is a felony perjury issue. Honesty is always best when dealing with these physical exams and the questions they ask.

David D.'s Comment
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In the past did you put down ALL the over the counter medications you took? Tylenol, cough syrups, etc? Its good that you are doing your due diligence to answer truthfully but let's all be realistic...its up to you and the Dr to see if your fit to drive. Dont forget your half of that equation and I believe we are relying on physicians and policy makers WAY to much in decision making for individuals. You do you and keep truckin! Good luck.

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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Yeah, omitting this information on a federal form is a felony perjury issue. Honesty is always best when dealing with these physical exams and the questions they ask.

Well I'll just go off of what you said and not worry about it!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If you watch my videos you will see back in January I had a trans woman student. She injected herself without issues. My own trainer back in 2015 was trans and she took a more "natural" hormone tablet her doctor injected her with. Both had no problems with DOT cards.

I can't even tell you how many trans we have at my company. When they had questions to ask, the HR guy used to send trans to me as a member of the Driver Advisory Board. That way as a driver I could present any concerns to management at our meetings.

When it comes to that other driver..... You have no idea what the issue was. He may have been taking an additional med that could interact...or perhaps with age there was a greater risk for blood pressure or heart attack issues

Don't sweat it

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.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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In the past did you put down ALL the over the counter medications you took? Tylenol, cough syrups, etc? Its good that you are doing your due diligence to answer truthfully but let's all be realistic...its up to you and the Dr to see if your fit to drive. Dont forget your half of that equation and I believe we are relying on physicians and policy makers WAY to much in decision making for individuals. You do you and keep truckin! Good luck.

I am pretty sure prescribed medication is not the same as OTC medication. Kind of silly to bring up OTC when the question is about prescription medication.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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In the past did you put down ALL the over the counter medications you took? Tylenol, cough syrups, etc? Its good that you are doing your due diligence to answer truthfully but let's all be realistic...its up to you and the Dr to see if your fit to drive. Dont forget your half of that equation and I believe we are relying on physicians and policy makers WAY to much in decision making for individuals. You do you and keep truckin! Good luck.

I just did my yearly physical. ALL prescription drugs have to be listed. If you, as an experienced driver, doesn't know that, then don't be giving false advice.

Laura

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