DOT physical and Texas CDL question

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  1. 88228822

    88228822 Medium Load Member

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    When I first got my CLP (Learner's Permit) the truck driving school sent me for my DOT Physical and I was certified for 2 years. Then I got a job with a mega and they put me through another DOT Physical and I was certitfied for 2 years. About a month ago I took a job with a new company and did yet another DOT Physical and was certified for 2 years.

    I just now realized that I am supposed to submit my DOT physical to the state of Texas. I remember showing them the card for the physical when I first got my CDL. I haven't submitted either of the last two physicals to the state because it did not occur to me to do so.

    I found a form on a website for the state of Texas where I can mail in a copy of my physical. The web page says something about having to submit it within 15 days of it being issued. It is now more than 15 days since I was issued it. Does this mean I will need to do another physical and submit it within 15 days? Should I just go to the DMV and do it in person? I want to get this taken care of on my hometime in about a week and your help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    A lot of times they will still accept it even though it's over 15 days. I'd just go in to the DMV in person and try. It's likely not a big deal, though technically they could refuse to accept.
     
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  3. Jenn72

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  4. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    Go in person to see if they will accept it.
     
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    88228822 Medium Load Member

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    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    You also might have to submit your CDL and Medical Card information through the Clearinghouse att the Federal level.
     
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  7. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Medium Load Member

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    Like Jenn72 said. Email. They will give you instant conformation that they received it.
    I just got a letter in the mail 3 days ago about my med card being expired 60 days ago and that my license is just now being downgraded. I “gave” it up back in Dec. so I think you are still safe as far as time. Lol.
     
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  8. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    I *think* you only need to submit it once you renew it after the 2yrs is up. If you hire onto a new company and they have you get a physical and new med card, either someone at the company or the place where you take the physical will send in your info for your new card/physical. Atleast if I remember correctly thats how my boss/safety director explained it.
     
  9. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    Or 1 year for those of us who get 1 year cards.
     
  10. 88228822

    88228822 Medium Load Member

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    I should ask the company if they sent it in
     
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