It is time for my DOT physical. So, let's see how I did. At my company you just call them and tell them when you want to take it. They make an appointment and you go over there and take it. The company pays for it. So, I get over there early and get signed in. I had to wait a half an hour past my appointment to get seen. Even at my age of being in my extreme upper 30s, I got another 2 year physical. People tell me it is impossible to get a 2 year if you are over 30 but that is just not true. Now, I purposely do a low stress run and I also take time daily to meditate. This 3 extra hours a day that drivers want, that is not going to happen for me. Passing your physical is good and you get to keep your job but being healthy is much better. If you are sick you can't live your best life. Keep yourself healthy by reducing stress in your life. Your health is more important than anything.
See you on the road!
Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.