Are most truckers required to have annual (or maybe every few years) physicals including blood tests?

by Cory
(Baton Rouge, LA)

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I don't have a problem with needles or anything, but I faint every time I have to give blood, and I was wondering if truckers typically have to get medical exams periodically that involve blood tests?

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Dec 10, 2013
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May vary
by: Anonymous

For medical card, it depends on expiration date.

Some trucking companies might also desire or offer incentive to get annual physicals in addition.


Dec 20, 2012
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Needles
by: Hervy

No needles for truckers, you pee in a cup for the drug tests at most companies.

Thanks for the feedback.

Nov 04, 2012
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No blood tests.
by: Jimmy

It's just a basic physical, no needles. It's every two yrs, unless you have an issue and it might be every one yr....Jimmy

Oct 30, 2012
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D.O.T. Medical card
by: Jeff

A C.D.L. Holder must renew their medical card evey two years, unless your doctor says there is reason to do it more often.

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