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New York DOT Physical Exam For CDL

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It is mandated by federal guidelines that all commercial drivers pass the DOT physical exam. The goal of this test is to check whether an applicant is physically capable of driving safely now and in the near future. Successfully passing the exam usually means you have 24 month before you need to do it again, although in some instances this period might be shortened in case that serious health problems could arise in the future.

Department of Transportation CDL Physical Requirements

Here are the basic requirements for passing the DOT physical exam.

  • With or without vision corrections, each eye, as well as both eyes combined, need to have 20/40 vision.
  • Ability to distinguish color is necessary.
  • Hearing should be good enough to notice a forced whisper at a minimum distance of 5 feet.
  • Maximum allowable blood pressure is 160/100. Use of prescription medication to achieve this threshold is allowed.
  • An applicant can have diabetes which is controlled through diet or medication. Diabetes which is controlled though insulin injections is not premitted
  • Your blood sugar level must be less than 200.
  • No use of a Schedule 1 drug, amphetamine, narcotic or any habit forming drug is permitted.
Look through the list below to find a physical exam location near you.

CDL Physical locations in New York

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1971 Western Ave.
Albany New York
(518) 452-2597
(518) 452-4348
687 Lee Rd
Ste. 208
Rochester New York
(585) 458-7910
(585) 458-7507
40-24 76th Street
Ste. 1B
Elmhurst New York
7211 E. Genesee St.
Fayetteville New York
279 Burnside Avenue
Lawrence New York
129 west End Ave
Brooklyn New York
5857 Glendora Road
Cicero New York
116-20 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills New York
111-15 Jamaica Avenue,
Richmond Hill New York