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Investigating the doc's I agree with. I also agree that we as a community are the least healthy bunch out there. However, according to Evan's storybon the Lockridge report last week the FMCSA is also looking at using the federal Body Mass Index as a measure of health. That is where I take acception. If you look at the BMI chart a person of my height (5' 7") needs to weigh no more that 180 to not be considered obese. According to the chart I am morbidly obese at my current 208. My Dot physical was a respectable $80 and was done by a family practitioner who does several DOT physicals a day. I do need to loose the weight but I have no history of heart problems, diabetes, or sleep apnea. So just because I have weight to loose I will need to have that extra pain in the wallett and clock. So I think they need to crack down on the doc's and if th doc's do their job we will find out who needs checked more often and who does not. Leave it to the doc not an arbitrary chart.
All that said, if we get healthy and loose that set of drives off the ole waist line, we wouldn't have to worry about it in the first place.
well we been heqarin bout this since last year..an it a shame that fmsa has to step in as a majority of drivers cant not get a grip on thmselves & is blind.dont care,,what ever the cse the danger they put them selves in or someone else out there on the road in..Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure.. Stroke. why do these drivers wanna kill them selves or prehaps a mom with her children in the car..If ya have any of the above occur,. who in in the heck gonna control that truck So u dont take someone else out cuz u have choose to be like ya are??FMSA is goin to investigate the so called DOTS d'rs when they star pulin the drivers medical files... in LA. guy stands on a st.DOT PHYS'$20.00 now come on we all know better than that.I sure hope that PUT this into effect as it affects us all..I recall when i was younger just how handsome the drivers were & took PRIDe in them selves...men the few females.. now its stretch out sweats t-shirts that dont over the last foot or two of yer belly under yer shirt
& ya cant get mad bout this as i know any that drive have seen it ever day as well.Drivers that can walk a row of trucks with out being beet red & whizzing gaspin for air..
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