Sign up for The Wire Newsletter!

  1. Join us at the Holiday Inn Detroit-Livonia on Thursday, May 14, 2015 for a full 4 hours on expedite trucking information, career information and tips. Learn how to be successful as an expedite Owner Operator and discover new products and services in the Expedite Trucking Industry. CLICK HERE to register today!

What is the weight /class limit someone needs before obtaining a dot card

Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by LittleJoe10, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. LittleJoe10

    LittleJoe10 New Recruit

    I have a question . I have had my own business , then stopped for a year ,then went to work as a company driver . I had to hang keys up for a ICD implant . and I miss driving . Can I still drive a cmv under 26 kg gcw before I need medical card . I have my cdl A. I can use my dot # and mc# (yes or no ) . Any help would be great . I know the whole in and outs of the business, and looking for work in NY is impossible . Thanks Joe
     
  2. truckblue

    truckblue Rookie Expediter

    is an icd for your heart? i will go out on a limb and say if you have a cdl license, and drive a commercial vehicle, you need a medical card...but, if you can get one with a difibulator ( if thats what that is), it might be for 3 months at a time. they might require a stress test at the least. talk to a doctor about it.
     
  3. LittleJoe10

    LittleJoe10 New Recruit

    Here is the story ,, I had a heart attck in 2006 , took year off and then started driving again . This past January , I had the ICD implant , and according to the FMCSA391.41 once it is in you, your done . The problem I am having a hard time is trying to find work in the office areas doing ,safety, dispatch or running the office for someone ,but I am drawing blanks on were to begin looking for answers , I hit every job board . but no luck . I want to drive so bad ,(the itch to get back in the rocking chair is killing me), but I was playing the idea of doing hot shot work ,but don't know if there is a restriction limit for the dot card .
     
  4. TonyG

    TonyG New Recruit

    The problem with that is you are going to need to lease your vehicle with a company, the only way I see is to get your own authority and go from there. but if you are operating a cmv and get pulled over by dot they will ask you for your medical card. so either way you will need to get a dot physical.
     
  5. truckblue

    truckblue Rookie Expediter

    have you tried looking into local courier work. If you are in a large enough city, all you need is a car, pick up or mini van...depends on company. this will get you in the driver seat, no dot restrictions, and home every night. just a thought.
     
  6. bluejaybee

    bluejaybee New Recruit

    You have to have a medical card to drive a CMV under 26000 GVW. Now I am not sure about a van or 10000 and under. But I think you are talking about a straight truck 26000 and under.
     
  7. Turtle

    Turtle Moderator

  8. LittleJoe10

    LittleJoe10 New Recruit

    Turtle , and others Thank you . I knew there was a number but I wasn't sure of the exact weight limit . I am in upstate NY and not many companies that run vans etc. I would look in to it , but is there any particular good companies . .I use to run with FECC , but had bad experience when they had me locked into working just Cali for 2 weeks straight and no loads .
     
  9. JohnMueller

    JohnMueller Moderator

Share This Page