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    Do i have to take another dot physical if i already got one.

    I am now in the process of getting a grant to go through cdl school and already have my cdl permit and took a dot physical for myself, do i have to take another dot physical for a trucking company when i get hired ????


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    Heavy Load Member Scuby's Avatar
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    Yes the company you are going to will pay for it. Every company does it. I know it doesn't make any sense.

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    Hello and Welcome to the Site

    As long as you have the Long Form DOT Medical Card, you are good, until it expires. Now,you may have to go through a company physical and such, depends on the company in which you are applying for.


    Best of Luck!!!

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    It depends on the company. Some will accept a current physical, if given with-in the last 90 days. Most want a new one. Smaller outfits will usually accept a current if un-expired.

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    Medium Load Member davenjeip's Avatar
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    Like everyone said, most companies will want to send you for their own physical.

    I had two current ones in my pocket when I started my current job, and they still sent me for another one. Their policy is also to recheck all physicals in June/July, so they are sending me for another one despite the last one being less than three months old.

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    As said, most companies will send you regardless for their own
    Last edited by toofast82; 06.16.2010 at 04.56 PM.

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    My cvompany sent me for a new one, but after I had already worked there for 3 weeks, also thats when They did a drug test on me at the same time, no big thing, they paid for the DOT phs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scuby View Post
    Yes the company you are going to will pay for it. Every company does it. I know it doesn't make any sense.
    It's called CYA.

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