Can I turn off a defibrillator to qualify for CDL

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  1. thunderfan73129

    thunderfan73129 Bobtail Member

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    Hello.
    I know a defibrillator that's on will disqualify you from getting an interstate CDL. BUT can I get my cardiologist to turn off my defibrillator to qualify me getting my CDL?
     
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  3. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    No... for a lot of reasons.... and he shouldn't.
     
  4. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I hope not. Let us know how this turns out, okay?
     
  5. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    :biggrin_2551:
     
  6. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Road Train Member

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    Can it be connected to the truck ECM?
    In a symbiotic relation between MAN and MACHINE.
    Were neither can live without the other.
    TuSimple may want to hear from you.
    Or Elon Musk, perhaps.
    It could be the future in trucking.
     
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  7. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Ask your cardiologist.

    I’m sure they won’t have any problem putting their career on the line :)
     
  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    @thunderfan73129 .....Just for fun I asked my cardiologist about this today. He's not known for his sense of humor and asked me if you were serious. I told him you were.
    He asked if you were a friend of mine. When I told him you weren't he just said "good" and walked off.
    Besides being in a perpetual bad mood he doesn't talk much but I got the message.
    So should you.
     
  9. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    As a dude with a new heart thing going (no defib) on all I can say is WTF. You can not be serious
     
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