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DOT Exams In Chippewa Falls • Cornell • Eau Claire • Ladysmith • Menomonie

Ensure your commercial drivers are fit to operate a commercial vehicle safely.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that all commercial drivers pass a DOT physical exam every two years.

Essentially a DOT physical will check for health in five categories, although depending on the person, the exam may be more extensive. By the end of the test, your doctor will have a comprehensive look at your health and determine if your body can handle the physical and mental demands of log term driving of dangerous machinery.

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  • Vision - Drivers must be able to see at least 20/40 in each eye, with or without glasses or contacts. They also have to have a peripheral vision of at least 70" in the horizontal meridian in each eye. 
  • Hearing - With or without a hearing aid, drivers must be able to hear a "forced whisper" at a distance of 5 feet or less. This standard means an average hearing loss of less than 40 dB in the better ear. 
  • Blood Pressure and Pulse Rate - Your doctor will check for high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat.  
  • Urinalysis - Urine samples will allow the doctor to test for signs of diseases like diabetes and others. 
  • Physical - Your doctor will look for everything to do with your physical health to determine if you can handle the job physically. 

Your Partner in Health

A DOT exam provider is your partner in helping you stay safe on the road. The DOT physical exam is a test that everyone who drives a commercial motor vehicle must take. The DOT Physical Certification Exam is easy to set up and take at our participating locations.

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