Medical card question

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by tank19d, Dec 10, 2023.

  1. tank19d

    tank19d Bobtail Member

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    Went and got my med card re-certified and sent it into my manager. He tells me the doctor I went to wasn’t on the approved list and I may have to take another one. I’ve already turned the paperwork to driver services. Also the company has accepted my 2 previous med cards from the same doctor.

    so the question is can they really force me to retake it?
     
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  3. Iamoverit

    Iamoverit Medium Load Member

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    Yes but what you sent to the state is still good too. You've followed the law and now you have to follow your emoloyer's policy if you want to continue working there unfortunately.
     
  4. DannyB

    DannyB Light Load Member

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    Not on who's approved list? His? If so, I'd say "sure thing! You pay for the physical and YOU pay me for the wasted time." From your post, the company is ok with the Dr. you used. DOT is ok with the Dr. you used. It's only your manager that has his panties in a wad. So he can pay for what he wants.
     
  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    The people paying you can ask almost any legal thing they want.
     
  6. Freddy57

    Freddy57 Road Train Member

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    I would say check the online list of approved providers with the FMCSA and make sure he is still on it. If he is, then show it to your manager and see if they can accept it this time and you will use their approved provider next time.
     
  7. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Maybe the clinician quit paying your manager a kickback so they are no longer on "his" approved list. I would check with the main company office to see if they still accept this clinician.
     
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  8. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Who takes the form to the dmv to certify your license?
     
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  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    That is not relevant to the question asked by the OP, but it is the driver's responsibility to get it to the DMV.
     
  10. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    They’re going to attempt to push the sleep apnea stuff on you.
     
  11. 201

    201 Road Train Member

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    Bingo, I like how you think. This is total BS, and I'd tell them to cram it with walnuts. I swear, some of these employers think we're idiots, not on the list, thems quittin' words for me, but I've long from the get go, thought it was just another way of bilking the public for money.
     
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