DOT Physical

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by littlelady, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. littlelady

    littlelady New Member

    What can I expect at a DOT physical? People who have had to do it recently would be most helpful. I would be a new hire.
     
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    It's just like a physical by your family doc. No biggie.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yup, in fact you probably get a much more in-depth physical from your family doctor.

    They'll test your eyesight, color test, pee test (not for drugs), BP, etc
     
  4. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Urine specimen, vision check, blood pressure, range of motion with arms, legs, and back. Sometimes, color recognition.
     
  5. union4life

    union4life Member

    Around here, you can also expect them to measure your neck. If you appear to have a weight problem, snore and have a 17" or larger neck, they hold your DOT until you have a sleep study test done.
     
  6. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Good point! DO NOT say that you snore.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Good point, U4L!!!

    Never tell a UPS doc that you snore. It's none of their damn business, if you're worried about it, tell your own doc.
     
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Wow FJ, that's the second time we've said the same thing within a minute.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do yourself a favor and wait untill after the physical to have your morning coffee. I didn't and my blood pressure was very close to disqualifying me. They were nice enough to retake it at the end of the physical and it was much lower.
     
  10. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Two great minds..........
     
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I smell a bromance!!
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I would never cheat on you!
     
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Just tell the doc not to go past the first knuckle, you should be fine.
     
  14. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Good. Who is buying the next room? LOL!!! :rofl:
     
  15. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Nor would I!
     
  16. littlelady

    littlelady New Member

    will they ask me to disclose any medicine that I am on?
     
  17. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Yes.
     
  18. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    I've never been asked if I snore.
     
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Do you ??
     
  20. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    But you`re cheating on me!