If you do a search on BMI i think you will find some interesting reading on here.
It is right here in black and white though. they are even tighter on truck drivers. no more than 33 1/2% now to drive a truck.
but again it comes down to the doctor doing the physical. if he has been knowing you all your life if your vitals are good he is gonna sign off on you.
He or she can shave a few pounds chalking them up to clothes and boots but after that they can not lie for you so if your bmi is over 40 and your doc signs off on you that is no guarentee that your app wont get held up in medical.
i think i saw a post on here where the cg made a fella get a sleep study.
I was a little over the 33 1/2% for my last cdl physical. but the female doctor (late 50’s) had her hands all over me and was telling me how big my muscles were. she let me slide because of muscle mass but if i had a double chin and man tits and was huffing and puffing she would have flunked me.
if the doc signs off on you for a cdl that it is. no questions asked unless you get into an accident and the lawyers get a look at the “long form” physical.
for a cg physical the doc signs off but then it has to make it past uscg wv.
my wife uses phenterimine. prescription speed. man can she clean house when she is on that stuff. i can’t stand to be around her.
She lost over 100 pounds after the 3rd pregnancy. I used it also. it does work. she even had high blood pressure and was allowed to take it under doctor’s supervision.
that is the easy option. I would exercise more when i got a chance but i have some disabilities that interfere with high impact exercise. I have to just eat less. the phenterimine helps with the hunger.
We all will do what we gotta do to keep whatever license we have. Or i guess you can try to make it on disability and tell uncle sam you are too fat to hold down a job. face it 40% bmi is obese. not to say there are not exceptions to the rule. but i have not worked with too many hulk hogan types out here. most are “homer simpson” types.
I recommend as i have before to go to a cdl physical office at a truck stop. they will whisk you on through and not even know what they are signing. You will get a cdl physical to go with it.
then you take your chances with wv from there.