CDL Training Physical
Before you can begin truck driver training, you must first pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination.
While the requirements of the DOT physical are not particularly rigorous, there are some basic physical requirements that one must meet if they expect to pass the DOT physical and be accepted into a CDL training program:
- Ability to pass drug screen tests both before and during employment.
- Must have 20/40 correctable vision in each eye (Glasses or contact lenses are permitted).
- Diabetics using needle-injected insulin are not permitted (diabetics treated through diet and oral medication are permitted).
- High blood pressure and blood sugar levels are not permitted.
- Use of any Schedule 1 drugs including amphetamines, narcotics or any other habit forming drugs are not permitted.
- Any current diagnosis of cardiac insufficiency or cardiovascular disease will require a release from your physician stating that you can drive a commercial motor vehicle without restrictions.
- Must not have a current diagnosis of sleep apnea.
- No recent back injuries, hernias, major surgeries or recent workmen’s compensation claims.
Overall, your ability to pass the DOT physical before taking CDL training, you must be in good health, be able to pass drug screening tests. If you are unsure about your ability to pass a DOT physical examination, either consult your family physician or contact CDL Training Today to schedule a DOT physical with your local CDL training facility.