As you might already know, if you are a commercial truck driver or are planning to get a job in a similar industry, it is often required to get a physical through the Department of Transportation. A lot of people dread having this done, but it can actually be a good thing to go ahead and look into it. Here's why.
Be Aware of Medical Conditions
If you are like many people, you might not go to the doctor unless you know that something is wrong. This can be unfortunate, since some people do not have or notice any symptoms from common problems, such as having high blood pressure. Since you may have to go in and get checked out by a doctor for your job anyway, it can be a good chance for you to find out about any potential health issues that you might have. Then, you can work on getting the treatment that you need. Not only is this good for someone who is looking for a job in the trucking industry, but it's also important if you want to take care of yourself in general.
Be Prepared to Hit the Road
Another good thing about going ahead and getting your DOT physical out of the way is the fact that you can go ahead and hit the road. For example, if you are in the process of looking for a trucking job, your potential employers are sure to feel assured if you have a current, up-to-date physical through the Department of Transportation. Not only can this help you get cleared for a job more quickly, but it can help you get to work more quickly as well. This is a good thing for you if you are ready to start driving and making money, and it can also be a good thing for your employer, since your boss does not have to worry about whether or not you will pass your physical. It's a good way to get an extra step out of the way that might otherwise hold up the process of finding a job.
As you can see, even though you might be one of the many potential truck drivers who is dreading having your DOT physical done, there is really no reason to dread the process. Instead, you can consider it a good thing for these reasons and more. Plus, once you have it done, you might find that it's not nearly as bad as you thought it would be.Share
22 July 2017
My name is Katie Langer. For a long time, I was bed ridden and I felt like I had no control over my life. I simply went along with what was instructed by my doctor and I didn't ask questions. It wasn't that my doctor wasn't willing to work with me, but I preferred to simply not think about the illness I was suffering from. I didn't realize that some of the symptoms I was suffering from were side effects of my medication and were not normal. After communicating more with my doctor, I was able to alleviate my symptoms. Since then, I've taken an interest in patient-doctor relationships and how to improve them.