DOT physical- company question doctor's comments

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  1. DedicatedDriver

    DedicatedDriver Light Load Member

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    It was from when I first got my permit and before I started trucking school. I don't know why the trucking school made me get a medical card. I mean, I needed the med card to get the license.
     
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  3. dude6710

    dude6710 Road Train Member

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    honestly ud be better of at a different company anyways. You can get a new dot card at a chiropractor for about $30
     
  4. DedicatedDriver

    DedicatedDriver Light Load Member

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    Really? They won't think it's weird that my med card hasn't expired yet or anything?

    Is there any reason you recommend a chiropractor? They would seem less intimidating but I never been to one. All my luck they'll say my spine is all messed up! lol
     
  5. dude6710

    dude6710 Road Train Member

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    They dont have to know about your current one. Because they do only the basics required for a dot physical. Simple easy in and easy out in about 6min
     
  6. DedicatedDriver

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    hmm... That would erase the murmur off my old one, unless of course the new doctor recognizes it too? I think I was just dang nervous that day. I couldn't calm down. :biggrin_25511:
     
  7. dude6710

    dude6710 Road Train Member

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    Worth a shot.
     
  8. KateL

    KateL Light Load Member

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    They wouldn't even allow students into the school I went to without a DOT physical, medical card & drug test.
     
  9. FCW9

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    You need the medical card to get the permit. Most schools now require, for their insurance, that all students that use their trucks have at least a permit.

    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/fmcsrruletext.aspx?reg=383.71

    "(A) Non-excepted interstate. A person must certify that he/she operates or expects to operate in interstate commerce, is both subject to and meets the qualification requirements under 49 CFR part 391, and is required to obtain a medical examiner's certificate by § 391.45of this chapter;"

    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/fmcsrruletext.aspx?reg=391.45


    "Except as provided in §391.67, the following persons must be medically examined and certified in accordance with §391.43 as physically qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle:
    a) Any person who has not been medically examined and certified as physically qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle;(b)(1) Any driver who has not been medically examined and certified as qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle during the preceding 24 months; or"
     
  10. Big_Al

    Big_Al Medium Load Member

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    Some of the big companies are real stupid about things. Covenant sucks anyway. I would find another company. And try in the future to get your physical somewhere where they are not so thorough. Chiropractor, CVS Minute Clinic, etc.
     
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  11. DedicatedDriver

    DedicatedDriver Light Load Member

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    Well it was done thru the trucking school and had to be done at 1 of 2 clinics.... but thank you for that info about where to go next time.
     
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