New DoT changes

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I went for my annual physical with my family doctor today and learned that the DoT made more changes this year (They're really becoming a pain in the butt).

    1) Doctors can no longer give DoT cards to anyone who is a patient.
    2) Doctors now have to register with the DoT and get assigned a medical examiner registration number, after going through a course which is time consuming and expensive.

    Soo much for that.
     
  2. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    They're trying to eliminate the drivers that shop doctors to find one that will give them a card. There's a lot of truck drivers out there that shouldn't be given one and that's the feds way of stopping that. I was also told that chiropractors and n.p.'s would no longer be allowed to give the physical. Only doctors, not sure when this goes into effect. That info comes from a friend who works for a small trucking company. They had a safety meeting with the d.o.t. and their insurance guys.
     
  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Another Obama administration reg?
     
  4. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    The days of the rubber stamp DOT card are over.
     
  5. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I used to get mine when I got my yearly checkup at my family doc. So I wouldn't have to pay for it. Now it's DOT certified only. Another PITA.
     
  6. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    I like when the nurse checks 4 a hernia.......I go back in line again
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I like the change---nothing wrong with an unbiased person doing your physical.
     
  8. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I would rather have the rubber stamp physical. I'm not getting paid to sit at that nasty ghetto clinic. The quicker the better
     
  9. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    When you're used to having a strangers finger up your bum, what's one more.
     
  10. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I got the finger today and unless you're Inde I don't think you EVER get used to having a doctor check your prostate.
     
  11. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    As resident devil's advocate of course you would.
     
  12. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    We have a Dot dr in our building it's quick 15 min your done
     
  13. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Geez. Sounds sketchy.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I've never had the finger at the DOT physical. I've always had someone besides my regular doc do the DOT physical.
     
  15. They used to do that years ago. Not sure why they quit doing It.
     
  16. They should also change the eye chart every month or so.
     
  17. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    It's real convenient just did mine end of summer
     
  18. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Never had any problems
     
  19. Yes It was. I would be the first one of the day. Then go down the street and have breakfast.
     
  20. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    If he looked like this [​IMG], he really isn't a doctor.
     
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