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Ken S.'s Comment
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so I've been talking with Roehl,got my letters called Comply First to set up apt,got the day off work went to Syracuse ny close to 2 hr drive did all my stuff in walks DR DREGE going over my history and dang near comes unglued apparently on my first exam with my doc he put CVA I had a couple off TIA'S which are like strokes but could fine nothing to no avail I am currently on meds.basically blood thinners and low dose asprin.she started mumbling something about a five year waiting list????? its been over a1 1/2 no symptoms.my first exam is only good for a year then review, How can one say ok and the other shut me down its the same FMC law????? any thoughts

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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so I've been talking with Roehl,got my letters called Comply First to set up apt,got the day off work went to Syracuse ny close to 2 hr drive did all my stuff in walks DR DREGE going over my history and dang near comes unglued apparently on my first exam with my doc he put CVA I had a couple off TIA'S which are like strokes but could fine nothing to no avail I am currently on meds.basically blood thinners and low dose asprin.she started mumbling something about a five year waiting list????? its been over a1 1/2 no symptoms.my first exam is only good for a year then review, How can one say ok and the other shut me down its the same FMC law????? any thoughts

Here's my thoughts:
I'm trying to decode your writing. You did a DOT physical exam with your own doc? Is he DOT certified? If not, it doesn't count. "He put CVA" I don't understand. TIA's either but I guess they must need medication. If you doctor is familiar with DOT regulations he/she must have gone over the prescriptions and given you clearances as needed.

You started mumbling something about waiting five years. What is that for?

A 100% good physical is good for two years. And a 1 year exam, because of meds or blood pressure is not uncommon. Way better than a 6 month clearance!

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.
Greenhorn Trucker's Comment
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Basically he had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) which are often labeled as "mini-strokes". A CVA, or Cerebrovascular accident, is a sudden death of some brain cells due to a lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain (IE an actual stroke).

I believe, though I am not positive, that if you have had too many TIA's/CVA's you may have to wait until you show a long enough time without having a repeat attack, more of a safety concern for not only you but other motorist that you will be sharing the road with. It could also be the medication that they have you on as well that might be the hold up, but without the full story on it it is hard to determine what the 5 year thing is offhand.

Auggie69's Comment
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so I've been talking with Roehl,got my letters called Comply First to set up apt,got the day off work went to Syracuse ny close to 2 hr drive did all my stuff in walks DR DREGE going over my history and dang near comes unglued apparently on my first exam with my doc he put CVA I had a couple off TIA'S which are like strokes but could fine nothing to no avail I am currently on meds.basically blood thinners and low dose asprin.she started mumbling something about a five year waiting list????? its been over a1 1/2 no symptoms.my first exam is only good for a year then review, How can one say ok and the other shut me down its the same FMC law????? any thoughts

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Here's my thoughts:
I'm trying to decode your writing. You did a DOT physical exam with your own doc? Is he DOT certified? If not, it doesn't count. "He put CVA" I don't understand. TIA's either but I guess they must need medication. If you doctor is familiar with DOT regulations he/she must have gone over the prescriptions and given you clearances as needed.

You started mumbling something about waiting five years. What is that for?

A 100% good physical is good for two years. And a 1 year exam, because of meds or blood pressure is not uncommon. Way better than a 6 month clearance!

CVA- Cerebrovascular Accident: The sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain. A CVA is also referred to as a stroke. Symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain affected.

TIA - When blood flow to part of the brain stops for a short period of time, also called Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), it can mimic stroke-like symptoms. These symptoms appear and last less than 24 hours before disappearing. While TIAs generally do not cause permanent brain damage, they are a serious warning sign that a stroke may happen in the future and should not be ignored.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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.
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