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Managing DOT Physicals in Bossier City, LA. : What are the Requirements?

DOT physicals Bossier City LAThe Department of Transportation  (DOT) requires all commercial drivers receive DOT physicals in Bossier City, LA. The physicals ensure that drivers are in good health and able to drive trucks for extended lengths of time without harming themselves or other drivers. Drivers are required to carry a medical certificate if they operate a vehicle transporting more than 15 passengers for interstate commerce, if they drive a vehicle that weighs more than 10,001 pounds for interstate commerce or if they transport hazardous materials. The U.S. Department of Transportation has set certain medical requirements for commercial drivers.  Commercial drivers’ license (CDL) holders must have 20/40 vision in each eye that can be corrected with contacts or glasses. Diabetics who take oral medication can obtain a CDL, but diabetics who inject insulin can’t drive commercial vehicles. –A driver’s blood pressure must be under 160/100 or managed by medication. Commercial drivers are forbidden from using...
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Drivers Support NASCAR Drug Testing System But Curious About Unknowns

NASCAR Drug TestingBy Jeff Gluck | SB Nation – Fri, Jul 13, 2012 3:55 PM EDT What would you do if you were one of AJ Allmendinger's NASCAR driver colleagues this week? With few details about Allmendinger's positive drug test available, would not knowing the specific substance make you nervous? Would you double-check your supplements and prescriptions to make sure they were OK? How would you answer reporters' queries about the situation? And perhaps the biggest question: Would you believe there could have been a mistake? Allmendinger remained the hot topic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday, even though he wasn't at the track. The Penske Racing driver was suspended from NASCAR after testing positive for what his camp said was a banned stimulant (Allmendinger contends he doesn't know how that happened). For fitness-savvy drivers who take various supplements and vitamins to help their workouts and keep them healthy, you'd think the thought of...
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New federal law bans synthetic drugs

By: Don Davis, Bemidji Pioneer ST. PAUL – Synthetic substances that mimic traditional illegal drugs, and are killing young people in increasing numbers, now are against federal law. President Barack Obama Monday signed a food and drug safety bill into law with provisions outlawing synthetic drugs such 2C-E and “spice.” Police attribute at least two Minnesota youths’ deaths to synthetic drugs, as well as a recent one in North Dakota. However, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., she has heard from families that blame deaths on what some call “designer drugs,” but have no proof that was the cause of death. Many other youths have been hospitalized with synthetic drug problems. The new law bans 2C-I, which Klobuchar’s office said was what last month killed 17-year-old Elijah Stai of Park Rapids, Minn. Also, Christian Bjerk, 18, of Grand Forks, N.D., died in a case police link to Stai’s death. “In Minnesota and...
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