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Tennessee DOT Physical Exam For CDL

It is mandated by federal guidelines that anyone applying for a commercial drivers license must pass the DOT physical exam. The purpose of this exam is to check whether an applicant is fit enough to drive safely at the present time as well as in the foreseeable future. Passing the exam successfully means you only have to take the exam in 24 months time, unless you have some health issue which might become worse in the future, in which case the you’ll have to take the exam sooner.

Department of Transportation CDL Physical Requirements

To pass the physical for the CDL you:.

  • Vision in both eyes as well as each eye individually needs to be 20/40, with visual improvement devices, such as glasses or contacts allowed.
  • Ability to distinguish color is necessary.
  • Hearing needs to be good enough to notice a forced whisper at a minimum distance of 5 feet.
  • Blood pressure has to be lower than 160/100. Prescription medication to control blood pressure is permitted.
  • Cannot have diabetes that requires insulin injections; diabetes controlled through a diet or oral medication is permitted.
  • Blood sugar may not be higher than 200.
  • No use of a Schedule 1 drug, amphetamine, narcotic or any habit forming drug is allowd.
  • If you are currently diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease such as collapse, congestive cardiac failure or cardiac insufficiency, then you will have to provide the Medical Examiner with a stress test along with a note from your physician stating that you are capable of driving a commercial motor vehicle without restrictions restrictions.
To find a CDL physical exam location close to you look at the list below.

CDL Physical locations in Tennessee

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2845 Summer Oaks Drive
Bartlett Tennessee
1288 Dow St.
Murfreesboro Tennessee
1203 Memorial Blvd.
Ste. A
Murfreesboro Tennessee
(615) 895-4855
(615) 895-8939
4300 Sidco Dr.
Nashville Tennessee
(615) 837-4360
(615) 837-6973
2531 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville Tennessee
(615) 883-6995
(615) 883-3473
315 14th Avenue North
Nashville Tennessee
(615) 321-5698
(615) 321-5538
1005 Harbor Ave
Memphis Tennessee
(901) 946-1636
(901) 774-1268
1719 Gallatin Pike
Madison Tennessee
(615) 870-0143
(615) 870-5524
3965 S. Mendenhall Rd.
Ste. 6
Memphis Tennessee
(901) 365-1800
(901) 365-1862
2831 Airways Blvd.
Bldg. A Ste. 102
Memphis Tennessee
(901) 348-0200
(901) 348-0046