New DOT physical for new meds?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Ret702, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. Ret702

    Ret702 Bobtail Member

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    So let's say hypothetically in the future I see a doc and he says I need some form of meds, and I tell my company that, what are the next steps? Don't I need to report all medication to my company, or do I wait till my next physical date to inform the physician.
     
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  3. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    You ask your company. What their policy is for it.
     
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  4. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    "Don't ask, don't tell" has been around since the mid 90's
     
  5. Ret702

    Ret702 Bobtail Member

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    Haha, thank you, needed a good laugh
     
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  6. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    I wasn't joking. I'm not gonna lie, but I'm not giving extra information when not required.
     
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    You don't have to tell the trucking company anything. That's between you and the DOT doctor.
    The pencil pushers in the office have no need to know and if you tell them anyway, they'll gossip behind your back and may even use that medical knowledge against you in the future.
     
  8. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Agreed on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell”
     
  9. Ret702

    Ret702 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you, but I will definitely need to tell my physician when I go in for my next physical right? And then what?
     
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  10. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Tell them you passed. Or, tell them you failed. You're not required to tell them what kind of meds you're taking.
     
  11. Chinatown

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    Post #9 is the answer.
     
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