Hiring process

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by D.Train, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    BP meds don't harm you; use them until you're hired at least.
    Only thing, if you tell the DOT doctor you use BP meds, you only get a 12 mos. card.
    Quit the BP meds the day of the physical, this way you can say, truthfully, you don't take BP meds.
     
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  3. bentstrider83

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    Ugh. Nothing more horrifying than experiencing a steep drop in pay/lifestyle thanks to a host of health issues. Like the stress from a job loss is supposed to make one any healthier.
     
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  4. mnmover

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    I keep a 3 ring folder and keep adding any info I get from my doc everytime I visit the DR. Take it with to the DOT Physical and show the DOC so he can see a little history of your medical. Works for me, at least so far..
     
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  5. snowwy

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    Sometimes things are best left unknown though.
     
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  6. Moosetek13

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    Yup.
    I go to the doctor for two reasons.
    A DOT physical and to get my BP med renewed.

    Although I did go to him for a Covid test when I was sick last year.
    So that makes three reasons in the past couple decades.

    I never get all the tests done that they want to do on me.
    That is just asking for trouble.
     
  7. Moosetek13

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    And I might go in for a Covid vaccination.
    I have a daughter that suffers from anxiety, and she would be relieved of some of that if I did it.
     
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  8. nredfor88

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    If doing this how would you answer the question about previous blood pressure issues or past medication used? What is the reason it was discontinued?
     
  9. Chinatown

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    I never mentioned any of that. I slipped one time and told the doctor I was taking Metformin so he only gave me a 12 mos. card. I was kicking myself over that.
    Friend of mine took insulin and made trucking a career and eventually retired and always had a 2 yr. card because he never mentioned or listed it.
    ~
    I'm not advocating that for any drivers, that's just what I did and my buddy did.
     
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  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Wow. You should run for office.

    You did it and your buddy did it, and you advised in a post to another poster to do it.
    But you are not advocating that to another driver?

    Talk about double speak.

    Your dishonesty sometimes astounds me.
     
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  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Because, no, you can not truthfully say you are not taking meds if you have taken them up to that day.

    What reality do you live in?
     
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