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6 Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure For The DOT Physical

Learn how to lower your blood pressure before a DOT physical with diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Get tips on how to get good sleep, drink water, and eat healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and beet juice. Avoid smoking, drinking, and coffee before the physical.

What Happens If I Fail A DOT Drug Or Alcohol Test?

If you fail or refuse a DOT drug or alcohol test, you will be taken out of safety-sensitive duties until you complete the return-to-duty process. This process includes being evaluated by a DOT-certified substance abuse professional, completing the recommended course of treatment or education, and passing a follow-up drug and alcohol test.

Are Self-Driving Vehicles Really Going To Take Truckers' Jobs?

Autonomous vehicles have been a hot topic in the trucking industry, with many speculating that they will take away jobs from truck drivers. However, a recent analysis from the Brookings Institution suggests that these predictions may be unfounded. Learn more about the technology, safety, and cultural hurdles of self-driving vehicles.

Lowering Your Blood Pressure For The DOT Physical

Truck drivers with high blood pressure must lower their BP to under 140/90 for DOT physical. Learn how to lower blood pressure quickly with potassium-rich foods, water, and reducing stress. Long-term methods include exercise, weight loss, diet, and sleep.

High Blood Pressure And Its Effect On Your Driving Career

Truck drivers must keep their blood pressure under 140/90 to be medically certified to drive. Learn about the different classes of hypertension, symptoms, and how to lower your blood pressure to stay certified.

What Is Per Diem Pay For Truck Drivers?

This article provides important facts about per diem pay for truck drivers, including the pros and cons, IRS qualifications, and more. It explains how per diem pay is split into two parts, how it affects taxes, and how it can impact retirement benefits.

What Is A DAC Report And How Will It Affect Your Job Opportunities?

DAC reports are like a credit report for CDL drivers. They contain employment history, license verification, driving history, DOT physical results, and criminal background checks. You are entitled to get a free report every 12 months to review for accuracy. If you find incorrect information, you can dispute it with HireRight under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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