DOT Exams

In accordance with the physical requirements defined by the US Department of Transportation.

  1. 1. You must have 20/40 correctable vision in each eye. Glasses or contact lenses are acceptable to correct a driver's vision.
  2. 2. You cannot be a diabetic on needle injected insulin; diabetes controlled through a diet or oral medication is permitted.
  3. Your blood pressure must meet the following criteria:
    • 140-159/90-99 for 1 year certificate
    • 160-179/100-109 for a 3 month temporary certificate
    • Greater than 180/110 is disqualifying
    • * Prescription medication to control blood pressure is permitted.
  4. Your blood sugar level must be under 200.
  5. Use of a Schedule 1 drug, amphetamine, narcotic or any other habit forming drug is not permitted.
  6. If you have a current diagnosis of cardiac insufficiency, collapse, congestive cardiac failure or any other cardiovascular disease you will be required to provide the Medical Examiner with a stress test (needs to be performed within the last 12 months) along with a release from your physician stating that you can drive a commercial motor vehicle without restrictions.