dot physical

  1. mndriver

    Truckers Health Wanna upset the cardiac rehab nurse?

    July 2015 I had a heart attack. One of the "blessings" of that experience, I have learned I have a predisposition for chest pain. Probably explains why I have never had a good run time when I was in the military. I had two stent put in and a 3rd blockage they couldn't do anything with. The...
  2. rscelfo

    Other DOT Requirements

    Newbie Car Hauler Here! I have a Ford F350 hauling a 3-4 car hauler. I'm gonna be working on attaining my CDL but I figured I can start working in the southeast (not Texas) as long as I stay under 26,000 lbs. hauling 3 sedans max in an ultra light trailer. Working mostly in the state of...
  3. Maria

    Atlanta chiropractor pleads guilty to falsifying results of DOT physicals

    Dr. Anthony Lefteris, an Atlanta chiropractor and certified medical examiner who was accused of submitting false information and making false statements to the Department of Transportation, entered a guilty plea on June 5 in the U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Lefteris, who operated out of the...
  4. Maria

    Bill would expand veterans' access to DOT physicals

    Legislation in the 2015 FAST Act allowed Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors of medicine and osteopathy to perform Department of Transportation physicals on eligible veterans. Now, Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., wants to take it a step further. Woodall introduced the Veterans Expanded Trucking...
  5. CamCigBigRig

    Question about meds and my DOT med card...

    Hey guys, new to the forum. Been driving for 3 years, so I guess I'm still pretty green behind the ears? Idk, I've driven everything thus far from OTR to local to dedicated. Van, flatbed, reefer. All lengths and pretty much everything but tanker. My question is about meds. I recently got put on...
  6. Maria

    ATRI survey: Drivers report increased cost in DOT physicals

    The majority of truck drivers say the cost of exams has increased while the quality of care has remained stagnant since the implementation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, according to a survey by the American Transportation Research Institute and the Mayo Clinic. ATRI...
  7. T

    Medical card

    Do I need a Long form of my DOT physical and a medical card? Or am I good with just the long form
  8. J

    Medical card

    I have a question about medical card becuz I just recently got my cdl from ait truck school den when i went to put in application for truck company they made me take dot physical test so I have like 3 ryt now and I don't know which one is current or active so suggestion
  9. Smoochy570

    Medical card question

    Hi guys got my physical done today and my new medical long form looks completely different from the other one and my medical examiner didn't give me a little card or does the DMV do that I can't remember from last year?
  10. Allyxon

    DOT Physical

    Saw that there's a few things you have to list when you get your physical (heart issues, breathing issues, drug abuse, mental issues, chronic pain, etc.). Is that mostly for medication and keeping track of drivers who may be a danger to themselves or the public while driving? I do have...
  11. Maria

    New York chiropractors no longer allowed to give DOT physicals

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer All chiropractors in New York have been removed from the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners as of Wednesday, June 1. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent out certified emails to chiropractors in New York on Wednesday...
  12. Blood

    OOIDA resource for ranking med card clinics

    OOIDA has a site set up for reviewing those who perform DOT physicals. It's getting rave reviews and may tip you off to an A-hole facility where they push 'value added' services. D.O.T. Doc
  13. kegger

    CDL medical Card

    Curious if when renewing your CDL Medical Card. Do you have to use a facility in the state your driver license is issued from or can you use a examiner from another state. I live in P.A. but want to use this doctor form N.J. Can I do this?
  14. S

    Medical Cards

    What is the caught driving with an expired medical card
  15. Maria

    Bill seeks to improve veterans' access to DOT physicals

    By Jami Jones, Land Line managing editor Since the introduction of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, there has been a sharp decline in Veterans Administration physicians providing Department of Transportation medical exams – leaving veterans with only costly and possibly not...
  16. Maria

    Roadcheck set for June 2-4: Don't forget your medical card

    By Clarissa Hawes, Land Line staff writer It’s just a week until CVSA’s 28th annual Roadcheck 2015, set for June 2-4. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, about 10,000 CVSA-certifed local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform...
  17. Maria

    CVSA Roadcheck 2015 set for June 2-4; don't forget your medical card

    Mark your June calendars. The dates for CVSA Roadcheck 2015 have been set for June 2-4. The annual 72-hour inspection blitz is the largest targeted enforcement effort on commercial vehicles in the world. It is a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the Federal Motor Carrier...
  18. Maria

    CVSA workshop: English language enforcement, medical cards

    By Land Line staff The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held a workshop April 12-16 in Jacksonville, Fla., to discuss regulatory and other enforcement issues. Among the big issues up for discussion was the organization’s petition to remove the English language proficiency standard from the...
  19. Maria

    CVSA Roadcheck 2015 set for June 2-4; don't forget your medical card

    By Clarissa Hawes, Land Line staff writer Mark your June calendars. The dates for CVSA Roadcheck 2015 have been set for June 2-4. The annual 72-hour inspection blitz is the largest targeted enforcement effort on commercial vehicles in the world. It is a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle...
  20. Maria

    Requirement to have med card in possession expires

    By Jami Jones, Land Line managing editor While truckers may be happy that they are now no longer required to carry their medical cards with them on the road, it might be a good idea to hang onto it anyway. In December 2008, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule...
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