7 Factors That Can Affect Blood Pressure During DOT Physical
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7 Factors That Can Affect Blood Pressure During DOT Physical

If you have your commercial driver’s license (CDL), you may need a physical exam. Your blood pressure is a vital aspect of the physical and an important indicator of your health. Untreated high or low blood pressure can lead to avoidable accidents, so it’s important to know your blood pressure is within the acceptable range….

Navigating Physical Exams For Commercial Drivers With Depression
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Navigating Physical Exams For Commercial Drivers With Depression

Without commercial drivers like you, grocery stores would be bare, fast food chains wouldn’t have ingredients to supersize meals, and gas stations wouldn’t have fuel to get everyone to their destinations. You know your career is vital for everyone’s lives, but it shouldn’t jeopardize your mental health. You face several challenges in your job: long…

5 Crucial DOT Medical Examiner Certification Questions
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5 Crucial DOT Medical Examiner Certification Questions

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial drivers to have routine physicals to ensure they are healthy enough to drive without endangering themselves or the public. A variety of healthcare professionals can administer these exams. However, to become a DOT medical examiner, you must meet specific requirements. Only certain medical professionals can become a medical…

5 DOT Testing Violations Commercial Drivers Must Know
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5 DOT Testing Violations Commercial Drivers Must Know

If you are a professional driver, your employer and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have various regulations you must follow to keep your commercial driver’s license in good standing and operate a commercial vehicle safely. One policy they take seriously is their requirements for drug and alcohol screening. Here is some critical information about the…

7 Facts For Employers About DOT Drug and Breath Alcohol Testing
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7 Facts For Employers About DOT Drug and Breath Alcohol Testing

Even though the Department of Transportation (DOT) sets the guidelines and regulations, employers have responsibilities to ensure compliance. You must take the initiative to prevent your employees from using drugs and alcohol, especially in safety-sensitive jobs. If your company falls under DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements, here is some need-to-know information for your program:…

5 Questions About Sleep Apnea and Your DOT Medical Card
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5 Questions About Sleep Apnea and Your DOT Medical Card

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that 28% of commercial truck drivers have sleep apnea. As a driver in the trucking industry, you are highly susceptible to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) because of the demands of your job. You are sitting for long periods while driving with fewer healthy diet options available when…

11 DOT Medical Exam FAQs
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11 DOT Medical Exam FAQs

In addition to your commercial driver’s license, the DOT (Department of Transportation) requires a medical examination to certify that you can operate commercial vehicles safely. The process can be overwhelming and confusing, especially with many interchangeable terms. Here are some frequently asked questions to clear up any confusion you may have about the procedure: 1….

Are You Allowed To Repeat Your CDL Physical Exam If You Fail?
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Are You Allowed To Repeat Your CDL Physical Exam If You Fail?

You have done everything right: found a certified examiner, hydrated, avoided caffeine and tobacco before your appointment, brought your medications, and disclosed your pertinent medical history. You never expected to have a problem. But then, something goes wrong, and the examiner fails you. You’re spiraling, worried you are going to lose your job. If you…

5 Reasons To Do Your DOT Medical Examiner Training Course Online
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5 Reasons To Do Your DOT Medical Examiner Training Course Online

Healthcare is scientific and evidence-based. Those of us working in the field usually don’t want the most cutting-edge, risky option. We want the tried and true. Face-to-face training typically fits that bill. However, online training isn’t new. We have been utilizing it corporately since the 90s. During COVID-19 and lockdowns, we have had to adapt,…