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Allen is a large city near Dallas, TX, located in Collin County. It is considered a northern suburb of Dallas. In recent years, the area has rapidly grown because of its small-town feel, exemplary schools, and family-friendly activities available year around.
Allen was originally home to several indigenous peoples, including the Caddo and the Comanche. Immigrants from Europe did not arrive until the early 1840s, and in 1872, the Houston and Central Texas Railroad named the city after a prominent railroad enthusiast by the name of Ebenezer Allen. Before the railroad was built, it was difficult to move crops from one end of the country to the other without them rotting. After the railroad was built through the Dallas area, it was much easier to keep crops from rotting, which triggered a large shift away from the cattle commodity.
The first train robbery in Texas took place in Allen, committed by an infamous crew lead by Sam Bass.
Until the mid-1900’s, Allen was a very small town with only a few hundred people. In 1953, the town was incorporated, and the construction of Route 75 and the DFW Airport began. In less than half a century, a tiny town on the railroad turned into one of the most desirable places to live in the state of Texas.
Most of the time, DOT physicals do include drug tests. This is to ensure compliance with state and federal law.
What medications disqualify me from getting my DOT card?
Many medications are actually fine for DOT drivers. However, there are a number of common drugs that may be perfectly safe, but are not allowed to be taken by a DOT driver. These drugs include:
– ANY habit forming drug, including some sleep aids
– Anti-seizure medication, unless an exemption is made because it is not being taken to treat seizures
Some medications, when prescribed by your physician, can be cleared by a medical examiner, but not all. Most of the time, if a drug has certain side affects, such as drowsiness, light-headedness, or tiredness, it can exclude you from being a DOT-certified driver. Contact us to learn more.
In many cases, a hernia will not disqualify you from driving. If it is very painful, or limits your ability to move properly, then seeing your PHP to diagnose and treat this issue will give you a better chance of receiving your DOT card.