Passing The "Medical."

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Sort of related. I work in an occupational medicine clinic. We had a guy come in and get his physical done. Born in 1937. Age is just a number I guess lol

...AND, you have nothing interesting to share ?!?!? wtf-2.gif

Just kidding; that IS kinda cool, was it a DOT physical ????? confused.gif

~ Anne ~ sorry.gif

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.

The Pelican's Comment
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Yes ma'am he was a trucker. 85 years young. I've actually had a couple of truckers come in in their mid 80's.

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Sort of related. I work in an occupational medicine clinic. We had a guy come in and get his physical done. Born in 1937. Age is just a number I guess lol

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...AND, you have nothing interesting to share ?!?!? wtf-2.gif

Just kidding; that IS kinda cool, was it a DOT physical ????? confused.gif

~ Anne ~ sorry.gif

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.

The Pelican's Comment
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Part of what got me wanting to do this, along with what's in my bio, is I spend all day talking to truckers doing their physicals. When a kid 24 years old came in saying he was about to start making $90,000 to haul fracking sand it made me consider my life choices lol

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Sort of related. I work in an occupational medicine clinic. We had a guy come in and get his physical done. Born in 1937. Age is just a number I guess lol

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...AND, you have nothing interesting to share ?!?!? wtf-2.gif

Just kidding; that IS kinda cool, was it a DOT physical ????? confused.gif

~ Anne ~ sorry.gif

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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Yes ma'am he was a trucker. 85 years young. I've actually had a couple of truckers come in in their mid 80's.

Part of what got me wanting to do this, along with what's in my bio, is I spend all day talking to truckers doing their physicals. When a kid 24 years old came in saying he was about to start making $90,000 to haul fracking sand it made me consider my life choices lol

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Sort of related. I work in an occupational medicine clinic. We had a guy come in and get his physical done. Born in 1937. Age is just a number I guess lol

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...AND, you have nothing interesting to share ?!?!? wtf-2.gif

Just kidding; that IS kinda cool, was it a DOT physical ????? confused.gif

~ Anne ~ sorry.gif

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Good gosh! Had to share that w/the hubby who just got home. . . . so HE doesn't feel so old, hahaha! ;)~

Really, epic stuff, mi mano !! The Pelican has "landed" . . . . in a great place to call home, ie: TruckingTruth!!

Thanks, be safe . . . and don't hesitate to ask away!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: since we know you can pass the physical, (haha! ) How'bout this??

Might as well, ^^^ carry on !!

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Well, went in to see about my exam, Dr. want's all medical records from cardiologist, and foot Dr. who fused my ankle. He asked me how I would use the clutch with my operated foot, I said what's a clutch...lol, I said I normally just float my gears, he said I don't know what that is...LOL. Anyway, waiting on paper work from cardiologist and foot Dr. BTW, I didn't actually get the exam and no charge either, it was just questions regarding my health. I guess I shouldn't have walked in there with an ankle brace...LOL. I'll keep trying, Later guys. Mike

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Duck walk???? That sucks, I had my ankle fused about 6 months ago and I still have a bit of a limp. Well, what the heck, I'm going to go for it. I'll set up an appointment for the next couple of days. I'll let you guys know how it goes :). Thanks all for the info. Wish me luck :).

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That's typically done at orientation, not when you get your physical. Once you start applying for carriers drivers that have been through orientation there can provide specifics on what was expected.

Are you planning on going through a private school or Paid CDL Training Programs? We highly recommend paid training because as long as you're able to pass school you're almost guaranteed to have a job waiting for you. Not that it applies in your situation, but far too often someone gets their CDL through a private school and can't land a job due to their past criminal, driving record, or work history. Meanwhile they're out the $5,000 or more without a job to show for it. With paid training it often times is free if you fulfill your end of the agreement, typically working for them for 1 year but double check the terms before signing!

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.
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