What Does a DOT Physical Consist Of?
The results of the DOT physical indicate that you are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate a CMV. Your DOT physical will test:
Vision. You will need to have 20/40 acuity in each eye with or without correction and have a 70-inch peripheral vision.
Hearing. Drivers must hear a “forced whisper” at a distance of 5 feet with or without a hearing aid.
You will also undergo a routine physical examination. During your exam, the Bayside Urgent Care Center medical professionals will check your general appearance and your mouth and throat, heart, lungs and chest, and abdomen. We will also look at your extremities, back, and spine, and perform some simple tests that check your nervous system.
What to Bring For Your DOT Physical
To make the most of your visit, bring your medications, including the dosage regimen, and names and addresses of your doctors. We will also talk about any pre-existing medical conditions you have.
Additionally, if you have any of the following, we recommend bringing:
Hearing or vision issues. Your hearing aids, glasses, or contacts.
Diabetes. Your most recent lab results for hemoglobin A1C and blood sugar logs.
Heart issues. A letter from your cardiologist describing your medical history and medications and an indication that it is safe for you to work in the DOT.