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    New DOT Physical Requirements

    Here is the newest information on DOT Physical Examines:



    The mission of the Office of Medical Programs is to promote the safety of America's roadways through the promulgation and implementation of medical regulations, guidelines and policies that ensure commercial motor vehicle drivers engaged in interstate commerce are physically qualified to do so.
    Vision Statement - All bus and truck drivers are healthy, safe and medically fit to drive. Everyone - drivers, medical examiners, bus and truck companies and the public - understands and values the importance of driver health and wellness, and our safety regulations, policies and programs.



    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regul...al/medical.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickin chicken View Post
    Here is the newest information on DOT Physical Examines:






    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regul...al/medical.htm
    Another good site: http://nrcme.fmcsa.dot.gov/MEhandbook.htm

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    This reeks of planned discrimination. You can appear to be fit to drive, but do appearances really qualify that person TOO drive.

    Casing point. I am a Overweight driver. I realize that I can not drive again till I shed alot of weight. Yet there was a job offer that I went too when I was lighter. I went to the interview when I had zero miles driven and was told there were no openings available. Yet when I was on the way out the door, the human resources gal had the ability to insult me by offering a skinny fellow the job that was not available. The comical item was, the kid had told me previously he could not drive anymore as he had 6 prior OUI convictions. Yet because the kid fit "the profile"..................

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    I hear ya, When I was going to school for my CDL I was passed by many companies because they saw that I had a gastric bypass. Even though my Dr., surgeon, and physical herapy trainer (help me get back in shape and use unused mucscles) all gave me letters that supported me, I was passed. Finally Werner gave in and took me in. I gave them the best 4 months but alas my mother in laws fight with cancer was not looking good. I came home and have no regrets even though werner tarnished my dac a bit. Family is 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovesthedrive View Post
    This reeks of planned discrimination. You can appear to be fit to drive, but do appearances really qualify that person TOO drive. ....snipped... .
    I see nothing there, that wasn't implied/enforced in earlier fitness examines. By updating their mission and vision statement, they seek only to appease the public.

    Carriers can apply a higher standard...the Fed only regulates minimum standards. Trust me, I've had examines that I thought were way above intrusive or discriminatory. I didn't like them...But they were required by my employers.

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    Unfortunately, most of these guidelines are too open to interpretation by the examining Doctor.

    If you have certain limitations...like mild arthritis or old injuries that limit your movement at certain times....this can disqualify you.

    I've been through some of the "Tests" that prove that you're qualified for range of motion etc and I've NEVER done anything close to the test they required while I was operating the truck.

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    just more social engineering thru draconian legislation being shoved up our butts!!! Get out of my life!!!

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    I am extremely obese and these requirements are a lot less than I have gone through on new hire tests. The only real difference I saw was the ETT and the sleep apnea testing.

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    what all does the dot consint and where do you go to get ur online modulars for swift is there a book at your smv
    do they stand inthere while u pee i have stage fright lol

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    im 340 and can out run any skinny goon suckin on a cig and about half the others that stay fit ima big ole boy and about as fit as a fiddle

    who is the government to say what i can and cant do this isnt freedom i will just stay out here in the driver seat of MY truck and keep doin what i do best eventually it will all blow over orrrrr there will be one big massive uprising but like i said last night passing through denver nooone has any balls no more they are all beat down pretty soon they will be so beat downt there will be nothing else to do but roll over and die or stand up unitedly like we have been known to do in the past and stand firm against the opressors of weight .. it will be harder to move us than the skinny guys i give you that ahahhaahha

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