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DOT Physical Exams & Drug Test

 

It is mandated by federal guidelines that all commercial drivers pass the DOT Physical Exam. 

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Department of Transporation CDL Physical Requirements:

Passing the DOT physical will require:.

  • Need to have 20/40 correctable vision in each eye as well as both combined. Vision correction devices such as glasses or contacts are permitted.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors found on traffic signals.
  • Needs to be able to perceive a forced whisper at a distance of at least 5 feet.
  • Maximum allowable blood pressure is 160/100. Use of prescription medication to achieve this threshold is allowed.
  • An applicant can have diabetes which is controlled through diet or medication. Diabetes which is controlled though insulin injections is not premitted
  • Your blood sugar level must be less than 200.
  • Use of schedule 1 drugs is disallowed