New DOT Physical?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Overpaid Union Thug, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I've been hearing from drivers in three different centers in two different buildings that anyone over a certain body fat percentage and/or in combination with a neck measurement over so many inches and under a certain height measurement will have to be put on a "fat boy program" and will need to get a sleep study for sleep apnea. Has anyone else heard about this? Apparently in these cases the next DOT physical is done in three months instead of a year. You tall skinny bastards obviously don't need to worry if this is true but for those of us that are a little stocky and especially those that have been hitting the Popeye's Chicken value menus every day at lunch will have to be subjected to this. LOL!
  2. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Better start eating,those Mcsalads.
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  3. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Great, less competition for me.
  4. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Won't do any good for me. Us stocky people will always have a little bulk. And being under 6 feet tall definitely hurts. There are some other people that I've seen that are pretty freaking big for any height though.
  5. Gumby

    Gumby *

    The beer does me In!
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  7. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Well I'm screwed. I'm going to wear spanks, and a girdle next time I go in for my DOT.
  8. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

    I'm not sure if this was normal procedure, but did anyone else's physician see their, well, "packages?" I thought it was an underwear affair until he dropped that bomb on me.
  9. SignificantOwner

    SignificantOwner A Package Center Manager

    Every time, and they don't just look.
  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    You having problems with big necks too?
  11. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire


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  12. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    turn your head and cough
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    That was always part of the physical for years. It was only in the last few years before I retired that UPS made it optional. We had a Doctor that a few of us refused to take physicals with because he seemed to enjoy it too much. Thankfully our center manager would reschedule with a different Doc.
  15. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

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    rod retired and happy

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  18. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    . Thank you dock. You ever serve time??
  19. Kevin211

    Kevin211 Member

    This is a problem we have as cdl holders....there is no law on the books YET to demand that a sleep study be done on anyone.
    The "bmi" index is sooo far stretched that everyone will be required to get a study done.
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    It's based off BMI and BMI is a load of crap. You can have 10% body fat and be obese according to BMI. It accounts for height and weight that's it.

    I'm in the middle of the bone structure scale I would say. Even putting me in the large bone scale size though I would have to be 190 lbs to be healthy. To be 190 not only would I need to lose 60 lbs but my body would need to canabalize about 35 lbs of muscle. These ppl are idiots