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

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by 09FLHX, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. 09FLHX

    09FLHX Bobtail Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    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 ????
  2. Scuby

    Scuby Heavy Load Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Yes the company you are going to will pay for it. Every company does it. I know it doesn't make any sense.
  3. kickin chicken

    kickin chicken Road Train Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    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!!!
  4. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    May 28, 2009
    Rancho Mirage, Ca.
    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.
    Big Don Thanks this.
  5. davenjeip

    davenjeip Medium Load Member

    Dec 20, 2009
    Port Charlotte, Fl
    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.
  6. toofast82

    toofast82 Light Load Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    As said, most companies will send you regardless for their own
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  7. sw1241

    sw1241 Light Load Member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    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.
  8. OpenRoadGuy

    OpenRoadGuy Light Load Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    East Stroudsburg, PA
    It's called CYA.
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