How long before the expiration do you renew your med card?

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Gumboslef9384, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Gumboslef9384

    Gumboslef9384 Light Load Member

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    Mine is up in 15 days. How long do you usually wait?
     
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  3. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Do it now. You send/fax in self certification? Allow for something to "happen" and it gets lost and then needing to send it in again... If it gets "lost" you won't get shafted because you have some leeway.
     
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  4. Gumboslef9384

    Gumboslef9384 Light Load Member

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    Last time I just went to one of those DOT doctors and they printed it there. I didnt know if it took time for them to put it into the system or something. I just got a letter in the mail saying id lose my CDL if I dont do it soon
     
  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    NOW. Yer late already, get to it.

    That blessed state of you'rn will stamp your CDL busted to a car license at 12:01 in 15th day. Don't sit around.

    As a last resort if you cannot find a doctor to renew now until after the 15th day from today, swear out a tier two and sign it at the DMV. When renewed show the Med card etc and re-sign a Tier One.
     
  6. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    I do mine a month early.
     
  7. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    You still will have to register it with your DMV/SOS office to tie it to your CDL. Some states that's instant, some states take time.
     
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