DOT Physical

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by nikmirbre, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You may be able to drive the truck, but can you get into the truck ? And get out ?
     
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  3. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    I eat diner with a guy pulling a flat using a handicap placard. He only had one leg but you would never know by looking at him.

    Drivers may also have a passenger that has a disability.

    Don’t be so dense.
     
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  4. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Im not driving at all, im taking the time off to heal. I just don't want my medical card to expire. Im usually off for a good amount of time during the winter anyways.
     
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  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I'm retiring soon since everything is going to be free.

    You on the other hand need to keep those tax dollars rolling in to pay for my free stuff.
     
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  6. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Nothing on FMCSA says anything about being able to get in and out of truck.....

    I found a place that goes by the rules...I was told as long as its not a permanent injury I don't need a waiver I can show up with crutches.....
     
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  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    People can go all the way to the regional Federal DOT director and demonstrate a skills test if need be.
     
  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Great plan! Uncle Joe and Aunt Kameltoe will take good care of you Dave. But.......you and the cat may be eating out of the same bag/can:bootyshake::Camel v2::cat:
     
  9. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    Had knee surgery and started driving again with same card maybe I should turn myself in
     
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  10. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Times like this I wish I had a van trailer. Or, a hydraulic Rgn. I’ve been looking around for a hydraulic one. But I’d go all out on my next one. Stretch Rgn mini-deck is what I’d get. I’ve seen XL makes them but they are no used ones out there...
     
  11. DrummingTrucker

    DrummingTrucker Medium Load Member

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    That's a loaded answer nowadays!! If you look around at most truck stops one would say or think the "Physically fit" requirement would be to be under 400lbs and not fall out of you're truck and kick around like a beached whale trying to get back up.
     
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