Can you go elsewhere for the Medical Examination (new driver)

Discussion in 'Roehl' started by Von Shep, Aug 19, 2021.

  1. Von Shep

    Von Shep Bobtail Member

    Jul 2, 2021
    Does anyone know if you have to go through the medical examiner the recruiter sends you to, or can I just pay out of pocket for an examination somewhere else, get my CLP, and then contact my recruiter that everything is done?

    I've been having problems with their "assigned" examiner, and decided to go somewhere else which gave me no problems and no fuss. I was thinking about applying elsewhere (like Swift), but Roehl was my first choice. I was hoping to be in training by now.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2021
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  3. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yuma, AZ
    I had my medical before I started with Swift. They did review it, but accepted it and didn't make me get another one from one of 'their' places.
  4. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2020
    GOAT watching
    Most companies require you to use their doctor. But ask your recruiter.
  5. Zangief

    Zangief Medium Load Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    Jags Fan in Viking Country
    I did my training with Roehl back in 2011. Back then, they required you to go to their doctor for the DOT physical.
  6. fairshake

    fairshake Road Train Member

    Oct 4, 2010
    Chickenville, BFE
    They will most likely want you to go through their doctor because it will be more cost effective, unless you are footing the bill for your own physical then maybe something can happen.
    JOHNQPUBLIC Thanks this.
  7. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

    Jan 25, 2017
    I always go elsewhere
    My company will NEVER do my medical
  8. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    Some companies do and some companies don’t. Usually the bigger companies have their own doctor and to be honest with you they’re usually a little bit more lax than going to like a clinic on your own. At least that’s been what I found. When I first got into trucking I saw the nurses testing new drivers blood pressure like 15 times until they got the reading they wanted. Lol even coaching them to lay back and relax in a dark room for 20 or 30 minutes. Telling them to come back the next day and not have their coffee. Lol
    But here’s the thing, some trucking companies are so cheap they’ll just tell you to go get your own and you have to pay for it. And it literally is because they don’t wanna pay for it. So that’s not a good thing either because if they’re that cheap with that they’re gonna be that cheap with other things.
  9. LilRedRidingHood

    LilRedRidingHood Bobtail Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Pacific Northwest
    Will depend on the carrier.
    I had my examination by my own doc, then followed up at DOT examiner, using data supplied by my doc.

    Carrier still did their own.

    The advantage of using own doc first is that any potential surprise is then covered; and any required affidavits done.

    in other words you will know for sure if something will prevent you from driving and whether there is a remedy for it.

    In my case, carrier doc took documents from my doc, and was happy to do so. Made their job easier.

    So long winded answer—go see your own doc. But expect to be checked again.

    Hope this helps.
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