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It is mandated by federal guidelines that all commercial drivers pass the DOT health exam. The goal of the DOT / CDL exam at North Lamar Chiropractic Center is to determine whether a potential driver is physically capable of driving safely at the present time as well as in the foreseeable future. Successfully passing all portions of the DOT Physical Exam for CDL exam usually means you only have to take the exam once in a 24 month time. Although in some instances this period might be decreased if health problems are present or expected to arise in the future.
Department of Transportation Requirements
To pass the physical for the CDL:
Drug and/or Alcohol Testing, Nicotine Testing, Sleep Apnea Studies, Blood Testing, ECG, and other testing’s are not mandatory for routine DOT Physical Examination for a CDL, without any known or suspected medical conditions.
Upon completion and passing a DOT Physical Examination for CDL at North Lamar Chiropractic Center, the examinee will be given a copy of The Examination Form and Medical Examination Certificate.
What is included in a DOT Physical Examination for CDL?
If you want to comply with federal law, a qualified medical examiner must complete your DOT physical form. A qualified examiner may be a Medical Doctor, Chiropractor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. The examiner will review your health history and ask you to list the medications you take on a regular basis. During your DOT physical, the examiner will also do the following:
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