I Have Been Accepted to the Academy. I Have Questions about the Physical

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  1. texasbigbird54

    texasbigbird54 Light Load Member

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    I will be starting the Academy on Aug 26 and will test for my CDL-A permit after the first few days. I just took a DOT physical, and received a 2 year medical card, but the FFE recruiter told me I must retake it again. Going through that DOT physical was stressful, but if I have to take it again, at least I know what to expect now. Can someone please tell me when you take the physical after first arriving? I would think it would be on the first day of the Academy training, since you have to pass the physical to receive a CDL-A learners permit. If not on the first day, when should I expect to get the FFE DOT physical? Also, do they hit you again for another physical when you get to orientation after the training academy is over? Thanks.
     
  2. morr2fab

    morr2fab Medium Load Member

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    The only thing good I didnt hear is, they dont ask you to lease. The dot physical is just something you have to do, no big deal. What your doing with FFE is a one year commitment (that scares me), so be ready for that. good luck.
     
  3. Anthony921

    Anthony921 Bobtail Member

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    That one year thing scares me alot type of deal but lets see what happens along the way just wanna learn the ropes
     
  4. Blind Driver

    Blind Driver Road Train Member

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    Good luck at Star Fleet Academy :biggrin_25525:
     
  5. Rooster1291979

    Rooster1291979 Road Train Member

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    Physical is 1st day. No physical in orientation.
     
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  6. Rooster1291979

    Rooster1291979 Road Train Member

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    As far as the lease goes, your not even eligible for 6 months after you become a first seat driver. There is no pressure to lease.
     
  7. texasbigbird54

    texasbigbird54 Light Load Member

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    most starter companies require a commitment for their cdl training. I have been through worse in my life than having to work for a company for a year. Even in the unlikely event that i could not stand it, the total cost is about 3k. Less than many other training companies. And they don't take anything out of your pay while driving for them. Very few companies do that.
     
  8. texasbigbird54

    texasbigbird54 Light Load Member

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    Thanks, Rooster. That is what I thought. Just want to make sure I get a good work out early in the morning in before I report the day of the physical to ensure my BP will be okay. Normally it is, but don't want to chance it being a little over 140/90 and failing.
     
  9. old scummy

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    It's basic DOT with drug screen. It occurs your first day at the school. If you can piss on command the whole examination will be over with in 10 minutes.
     
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