My blood pressure is medically treated to 140/90 but was higher than the limits posted on your site. Am I able to get a CDL with prescriptions for blood pressure?
You should be fine provided your blood pressure can be brought down to within DOT Regulations. (as you have indicated that it can.)
I suggest you contact a doctor who performs DOT Physicals for more information. You can call nearly any carrier in your area and ask who does DOT Physicals close to where you are.
Hello, I am an insulin controlled diabetic and am in the middle of training for my class 1 CDL in BC, I was wondering what the restrictions are in the states for diabetics and cross border problems. Thanks, Steve.
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I hope this article answers your question...
Title: "U.S., CANADA REACH AGREEMENT ON COMMERCIAL DRIVER CONDITIONS" found in FMCSA web site. (http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov)
The best of luck to you!
I am interested in a career as a truck driver, but I have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is a condition in which stop breathing frequently in my sleep. It is and has been successfully treated with a machine that helps me breath while
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No, I do not believe Sleep Apnea is a disqualifier. I know of drivers who actually bring those machines in their trucks.
My main concern would be the issue of how likely it might be that you could fall asleep behind the wheel or in some other way have fatigue render you less safe. A big drawback to driving a truck is that there are many times that you must drive when you would like to sleep. To make it worse, your sleeping schedule changes daily and you sometimes wonder if you are ever "not" tired...
You might consider the cost and difficulty in taking the machine with you. If that is something that can be done, I don't know of a reason you couldn't drive.
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