Truck Stop DOT Physical

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by BugEater, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. BugEater

    BugEater Bobtail Member

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    Just curious from other truckers, their experiences getting a DOT Physical at a Truck Stop?
    Locations/costs with brief descriptions of your experiences.
    I’ve encountered some truck stops that have a DOT certified Dr or Chiropractic etc…
    I’ve seen physicals from $49 to $250
    Some that are almost automatic pass
    I’ve seen truckers at truck stops walk out with a 1 year card and I wonder how they even got out of their trucks, much less walk over to get a physical.
     
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  3. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If all you want is a renewed DOT physical, they're alright. I wouldn't go to one if I was sick though.

    Think about it...What do you call the guy that graduated at the very bottom of his class in medical school?
    Right...you call him Doctor.

    And where does a guy like that go to work when he graduates? It sure as hell ain't the Mayo Clinic.
    I won't get started on chiropractors, a lot of the guys on here believe in them. But again, do you want your health in the hands of someone that couldn't even get into a medical school so he went to one of those places that used to advertise on matchbook covers?
     
  4. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    JMO.. A Chriopractor is just a Witch Doctor with a office & a line of BS with a sign thats says ..PAY HERE
     
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  5. Terlingua

    Terlingua Light Load Member

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    I used to think the same, but a couple years ago I had some lower back pain that just wouldn't go away. Finally broke down and tried a chiropractor and after 2 visits, pain was gone and hasn't come back since. That said, some of them do have some wacky theories, but I'd go back again if I ever have another back issue.
     
  6. Veteran driver

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    Quickest and probably the least expensive DOT physicals are at the Sapp Bros in commerce City, Co.
     
  7. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Road Train Member

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  8. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

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    Your referring to the drivers with the purple and black watermelon size ankles , with maximum overdrive toe jam.
     
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  9. '88K100

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    Nurse Practioner is qualified to do drivers physicals in my area...$60
     
  10. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Seems the nurse does most of the physical anyway, right ? She weighs you, gives you the eye test, does blood pressure check, has you run in place, it's just the Doc that does the stethoscope and groin grab part. If I feel fine, I'm OK with any grunt giving me my card.
     
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