Dot physical

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by slim shady, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    I need to get a physical on my dime
    Currently on a little hiatus.
    Question is when getting my physical do I have to pay extra for a drug test?
    Or do I even need one? I figure if and or when I go back to driving my next employer will have me take one
     
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  3. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Drug screens normally are NOT part of a physical. They will collect urine, but only to test for diabetes.
     
  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    If your current CDL is active and you let the physical lapse at some point you are going to have to take action. If all is OK with you I say go on ahead and do the physical. Might even be able to avoid another one later.
     
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  5. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    Yes just keeping my cdl valid.
    Probably take the winter off, go back in the spring
     
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    I read something about the waiver, but forgot if they extended it or not. There’s a form you can fill out saying that you only run intrastate. It allows you to keep cdl without med card. @kemosabi49
     
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  7. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Yes they extended the waiver until end of February I believe
     
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  8. ZVar

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    They extended it till 12/31/20, but I'm not finding anything longer on FMCSA's website....

    As to the op, depending on state he can also simply certify as exempt which drops you to Intrastate only, but it saves the hassle and expense of a physical. Once you want to work again, simply certify again and give them the short form and all is good.
     
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  9. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    @ZVar I believe the extension has been made until feb 28th ill try to post link
     
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  10. nikmirbre

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    I can't get it on this laptop...but it was extended to 2/28. Theres an article on CDLlife.com
     
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  11. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Here it is, they make it hard to find...
    "4. Waives until February 28, 2021, the requirement under 49 CFR 391.45 that CDL holders, CLP holders, and non-CDL drivers have a medical examination and certification, provided that they have proof of a valid medical certification and any required medical variance (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5T such as an exemption letter or a skill performance evaluation certificate) that was issued for a period of 90 days or longer and that expired on or after September 1, 2020."

    Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 National Emergency –For States, CDL Holders, CLP Holders, and Interstate Drivers | FMCSA
     
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