Suggestion To Get Eye Exam

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I don't know how bad your eyes are as the prescription will vary the cost but I went to WalMart and got mine for $88. This included the exam, frames and the lenses. Of course I went with the $9 frames. I don't care how they look as I only need them for distance reading.

Just make sure you are wearing them at all times cause if you have corrective lens restriction on your CDL and you are not wearing them and an officer sees you then you will get a big fine and ticket.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I've worn contacts for 28 years and I just had an eye exam done. The exam they use for glasses is the same as contacts so you can get both at the same time. Just mentioning that because everyone is talking about getting glasses. It won't take any longer for contacts.

Rob P.'s Comment
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Costco is another great place to get glasses. They also have prescription sunglasses. They knock off 25 bucks from your second pair so I ended up getting both regular glasses and prescription sunglasses. If you have a membership already, it might be worth considering.

Ken C.'s Comment
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I used the Walmart Vision Center plus bought everything I needed for Springfield..

Mark .'s Comment
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Even though your getting a DOT physical now to get you testing done almost all companies will require you to get another one once you get hired on which the company will pay for as apart of the hiring process.

Then once you're hired with a company, you'll have two DOT cards? Which one is valid or are they both? And So now you have to keep two DOT Cards updated?

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Then once you're hired with a company, you'll have two DOT cards?

No, you'll just get a new one. The old one can be tossed.

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.

Jim M.'s Comment
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Thanks for your responses everyone.

The bargain places such as Walmart, Costco, etc. are likely a good deal when you factor in needing sunglasses at the same time.

When I took my DOT physical, she passed me and did not mention possibly needing them so in effect I already have a card indicating I passed. It was the DMV inspector who "suggested" I get my eyes examined just in case glasses would be required.

I am going to have my eyes tested all the same and if I do need corrective eyewear for driving I will purchase those frames as well as the tinted version at the same time.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Thanks for your responses everyone.

The bargain places such as Walmart, Costco, etc. are likely a good deal when you factor in needing sunglasses at the same time.

When I took my DOT physical, she passed me and did not mention possibly needing them so in effect I already have a card indicating I passed. It was the DMV inspector who "suggested" I get my eyes examined just in case glasses would be required.

I am going to have my eyes tested all the same and if I do need corrective eyewear for driving I will purchase those frames as well as the tinted version at the same time.

That would be best. Two things that don't happen very much but they do happen. Surprise drug test and DOT physicals.

While they will not do them at the scale house if they suspect that one or the other is needed you will have to get them done. For drug test they escort you to the nearest hospital or dot physical testing site.

If a physical is needed they will call your company and your company will have 24 to 36 hours to get you in to give you a physical. It can happen at a place of your companies choice .

Best never to chance it. If YOU know you need them then get them. Damn what you think you look like or what others think. I can not believe people will go years with bad vision just to avoid glasses or contacts.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jopa's Comment
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Damn what you think you look like or what others think. I can not believe people will go years with bad vision just to avoid glasses or contacts.

Why, if I could SEE you I'd . . . right in the nose - if I could see it . . .

Jopa

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Damn what you think you look like or what others think. I can not believe people will go years with bad vision just to avoid glasses or contacts.

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Why, if I could SEE you I'd . . . right in the nose - if I could see it . . .

Jopa

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Don't worry about that noise....it was not a chair I dumped on its side in front of you. You won't trip on it cause you did not SEE it.rofl-1.gif

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