Category: DOT CDL Physical Examination

What do I have to bring to a DOT CDL Physical Examination?

Preparation Before Your Appointment Before thinking about what to bring along to your DOT CDL physical examination, there are a few key things to prepare. First, if you are currently taking prescribed medications, make sure you continue to take them as prescribed. Never alter your dosage before a medical exam, as readings can spike if medication levels have changed. Your body is used to what you’ve been taking, and it’s essential to keep your levels steady. Second, be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing for the physical exam. It is important to be comfortable, both mentally and physically. Tight clothing, intended Read More »

Top 10 Ways To Manage Your Blood Pressure To Help You Pass Your DOT Physical Exam

What to Know About Lowering Blood Pressure High blood pressure can cause health issues. But it can also affect your driving career and hurt your chances of passing a DOT physical. Here are some ways you can lower and manage your blood pressure to help you pass your physical: Commercial drivers with high blood pressure can be medically certified to drive if they drop their BP to under 140/90. Blood pressure medications are an acceptable way for commercial drivers to control high blood pressure Certified commercial drivers with high blood pressure are required to recertify once a year Commercial drivers Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About Your Upcoming DOT Physical Exam

What is the DOT Physical? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets regulations for the safe operation of commercial vehicles. There are specific regulations and assessments regarding drivers’ general health, as well as their mental and emotional fitness for the demands of commercial driving. What is covered in a DOT Physical Exam? If you’re a commercial driver, you will need to have a Department of Transportation physical. The physical is mandated by federal law and clears you to drive commercial vehicles. The physical also ensures that you can endure the long hours, exhausting schedules, and stress of operating commercial Read More »