DOT Physical also is known as the CDL license Exam:
The physical examination is required to help ensure that a person is medically qualified to safely operate a CMV. In the interest of public safety, CMV drivers are held to higher physical, mental and emotional standards than passenger car drivers.
Driver completes first two pages of the long form.
Available at the office also.
A urine sample is taken: checking for protein, blood and sugar.
Height and Weight
Measure height and weight.
You must have a distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 with or without corrective lenses:
see at least 20/40 with both eyes together
see at least 20/40 with the right eye
see at least 20/40 with the left eye.
The driver must be able to perceive a forced whisper voice in one ear, at no less than five feet with or without the use of a hearing aid.
If the driver fails the whisper test, the medical examiner will refer the driver to have an audiometry test.
Blood pressure needs to be under 140/90.
Review of your medical history and current medication.
Body System checks
Described on form MCSA-5875
*This is a synopsis of the physical exam. Please refer to the long form for a more detail explanation.