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Jylou B.'s Comment
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hi guys, it's my first day with you and this is my first participation in the forum honestly i find this forum and all the website very helpful and THE BEST AT ALL..special thx for the administrator i am 31 years man from Brooklyn NY, i really want to do CDL class A and start my career ...i love this job / but my problem is i just recently diagnosis and i know that i have diabetes, type2 i take a metformin 1000mg daily and the doctor says that my blood sugar level is good my question is : i am accepted to work on trucking or no ? before paying school and reading 100"s pages for nothing

sorry.gif about my bad ENglisH thank you so much bye

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.

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.
Ahbleza's Comment
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As long as your not injecting insulin you should be fine. I think that's it. As long as you have it under control without injections that is. The others can correct me if I'm wrong but I'm fairly certain on this.

PorkChop's Comment
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From what I understand, if your medication is taken by mouth, should not be a problem, however, injectable medication is a no-go.

On the other hand, I just found this over at the DOT website…

Diabetes Exemption Program

Others will add their input I'm sure, but this exemption thing MAY be something to look into.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

LittleJoe

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.

Fm:

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.
Old School's Comment
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You should have no problem if you can control it with oral medication, and you will not need an exemption.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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The way I read that exemption all other health problems must be corrected before the applicant can apply for an exemption for the insulin injections. So that means if you have a bad back. Bad knees. A heart condition. Or any other issue they must be corrected or fixed before you can apply for the exemption. That's alot of surgeries to endure just to come out here and get beat up by the truck day in and day out.

But even if the exemption was issued I am willing to bet the medical card would only be for 6 months or so and then you would have to get another physical and apply for ANOTHER exemption. Seems like alot of work.

Jylou B.'s Comment
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Thank you so much guys for your help!smile.gif what i understand is ..if i control it with just medicine is good ! but if i use insulin injection then gonna be problem

Ahbleza's Comment
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Bingo

John P.'s Comment
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Thank you so much guys for your help!smile.gif what i understand is ..if i control it with just medicine is good ! but if i use insulin injection then gonna be problem

You got it, brother! Good Luck!

Jylou B.'s Comment
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Hi brothers ! and thank you so much guys for your help i am very happy now i know that i am accepted to start my career in trucking ...i have experience a ready in my country i was driving a 10T truck (medium truck) STICK SHIFT simple and double clutch ( embrayage )

what i am looking for now it's Company-Sponsored CDL Training in nyc brooklyn,queens,bronx can anyone guys tell me where can i find these company? company that pay for me the school ! because the school is expensive

or can anyone advise me witch is the best way to get the CDL? - with Company-Sponsored - buying school witch is 25 00$ and more... it's too much for me! - take the book from the dvm and close my room for a month and then apply by myself

thx a lot jylou.B

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.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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You will need to talk to your embassy over here and see what is required cause unless you have a normal drivers license for a year federal regulations will prevent you from getting a cdl over here. Frankly 89 your having trouble getting a visa on your own then I doubt a company will look to hard at you since you already have one failed attempt with acquiring a visa.

The thing is coming over here you have no viable way to support yourself other than a self proclaimed internet business. Hate to say this about American citizens but we have more than enough of our own excuse making people leeching money off the government.

I am afraid my friend that the road you are wishing to travel maybe harder than you think.

But to answer your question. ....lookup new York and new Jersey based trucking companies on the internet and email them. Maybe they can point you in the right direction.

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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