FMCSA MEDICAL WAIVER

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  1. Waffle1882

    Waffle1882 Bobtail Member

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    I am a surviving cancer patient. My medical card expires tomorrow March 28. Although I qualify for the FMCSA waiver the safety director of my company told me and I quote I dont give a #### about the waiver either you go to the medical clinic and renew your physical or you dont drive.
    Now I understand that the company has that legal right but they are asking someone who has a major underlying condition to go into a medical clinic at this time and its completely unnecessary. I even ask for a EXCEPTIONAL ACOMONDATION under the Americans with Disabilities act to absolutely no reply. I've been parked 24 hours now and will be until I take the physical. Wish I had options
     
  2. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Find an occupational clinic somewhere you can go. That way you have no more chance of getting sick than, for example, dealing with gate guards and office people to load/unload.
     
  3. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    It sucks, but these companies are trying to cover themselves. I doubt the Dot is gonna cut a driver some slack at the weigh station. Company dont want to get burned. Ware a mask and gloves if you go get it.
     
  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Without knowing what the situation really is all I can say is go get the renewed physical. The company is right, if you don't renew you don't drive for them.

    In fact, you risk your CDL being downgraded without a valid DOT medical.
     
  5. bigblue19

    bigblue19 Road Train Member

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    I just did a random UA friday at a clinic. They came outside & asked me about Covid-19 symptoms before letting me in. You could be infected for up to a week without symptoms so the point of that escapes me
    Why would you wait till your card expires to renew it when your not at home?
    Stop being a drama queen & go get yourself a physical. Sorry you had cancer, but life goes on & to drive a vehicle over 10,000lbs you need med cert.
     
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  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    We are cancer survivors ourselves, going on 15 years as of June. Not doing that again. I don't care if it comes back, give hospice a call when I am through cleaning up the bucket list.
     
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