To Save You Time, Please Read The Following Before You Arrive For A DOT Physical
You must present an official picture ID to have a DOT exam.
If you have an "01" vision restriction on your license (corrective lenses), you MUST have your glasses or contact lenses to complete the vision examination.
If you are diabetic, you must have your most recent A1C level.
If you are on insulin, you will be required to have your personal physician fill out a diabetic insulin use form to assure that your diabetes is adequately controlled. We can provide you with one. If your A1C is 10 or above, it is unlikely that you will receive a full year clearance to drive.
If you have sleep apnea, you should bring your latest sleep apnea evaluation report.
If you have an implanted cardiac defibrillator, you will not be able to be cleared for a DOT CDL certificate.
If you have had a recent stroke or TIA, it will be required that you have clearance by a neurologist and there will be a waiting period after the stoke or TIA to assure there have been no complications. Depending on the aspects of the event, other evidence of recovery may be required.
If you are on blood pressure medication, your blood pressure must be 140/90 or lower at the time of examination. YOU SHOULD TAKE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE BEFORE ARRIVING FOR THE EXAM.
Do not drink coffee, tea or other drinks with stimulants in them because this might cause your blood pressure to be elevated at the time of examination.
It is recommended that you exercise for 20 minutes the night before and the day of the examination before you arrive. This will provide a better chance of your blood pressure being in the normal range.
You will need to give a urine sample for the exam, so make sure you can urinate when you arrive.
If a physical condition is present at the time of examination that raises concern, you may not be cleared for a CDL at that time. Please do your best to make sure that your health is adequate before taking the exam.