DOT Physicals

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all applicants of and current holders of Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL) complete a physical examination at application and every two years. This determines if the individual is capable of operating a commercial vehicle and is for the safety of both the individual and others on the road. There are some requirements that an individual must meet. These include:

  • Your vision must be 20/40 in each eye and with both eyes combined, with or without correction.
  • You must be able to determine the difference between the colors of traffic lights.
  • You should be able to hear a forced whisper at a distance of at least 5 feet.
  • You cannot have blood pressure over 160/100.
  • Your blood sugar must be no higher than 200.
  • You cannot be using habit forming drugs, amphetamines or narcotics.
  • If you have a cardiac problem, such as heart failure, you need to have passed a stress test with a note from the physician stating you have no driving restrictions.

  • AccessMD Urgent Care performs DOT physicals in all of our care centers. An appointment is never needed and we always accept walk-ins. Our office hours are convenient and include night and weekends, often longer than a traditional doctors office. Visit www.accessmdurgentcares.com to find a location near you.