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How High Blood Pressure Can Impact Your Driving Career

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
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Making sure you get a chance to move around outside the truck can help keep your blood pressure low.

A frequent concern of commercial drivers involves whether or not they will pass the DOT physical exam with high blood pressure. Drivers who have high blood pressure can be medically certified to drive, so long as their blood pressure remains below 140/90. If your blood pressure rises above 140/90 you will have to get recertified on a more frequent basis, and are automatically disqualified from driving if your blood pressure reaches above 180/110. Drivers can reduce their blood pressure either through use of medication or by changing lifestyle choices. (more…)