DOT Health Requirements

Passing the DOT physical requires the following:

20/40 Vision

1

With or without vision corrections, each eye, as well as both eyes combined, need to have 20/40 vision

Distinguish Colors

2

Must be able to distinguish colors found on traffic signals

Good Hearing

3

Hearing should be good enough to notice a forced whisper at a minimum distance of 5 feet.

Good Blood Pressure

4

Blood pressure must be lower than 160/100. Prescription medication may be employed to control blood pressure.

Controlled Diabetes

5

An applicant can have diabetes which is controlled through diet or medication. Diabetes which is controlled though insulin injections is not premitted

Good Blood Pressure

6

Your blood sugar level must be at most 200.

No Schedule 1 Drug Use

4

No use of a Schedule 1 drug, amphetamine, narcotic or any habit forming drug is allowd.

Controlled Diabetes

5

An applicant can have diabetes which is controlled through diet or medication. Diabetes which is controlled though insulin injections is not premitted

No Cardiovascular Disease

6

If you are currently diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease such as congestive cardiac failure, collapse or cardiac insufficiency, then you will be required to present the Medical Examiner with a stress test along with a note from your physician which states that you are able to drive a commercial motor vehicle with no restrictions.

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