DOT Physical Exam FAQs

If you are a commercial driver, you need an annual DOT physical in order to renew your commercial driver’s license (CDL). Our Sewell chiropractor, Dr. Eulo, provides DOT physical exams for commercial drivers in the Washington Township area and surrounding communities of Sewell, Turnersville, Williamstown, Blackwood, and Glassboro, NJ. Below, Washington Township chiropractor Dr. Eulo answers five of the most frequently asked questions about New Jersey DOT physicals and chiropractic care.

What You Need to Know for the New Jersey DOT Physical

1. What do I need to bring with me for a New Jersey DOT physical exam?

If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses or use a hearing aid, be sure to bring these with you. Bring a list of your current medications as well as the name and contact number for the doctor who has prescribed them. Bring any medical records for conditions such as diabetes, sleep disorders, and neurological conditions. In general, the more records you can bring the better.

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2. What should I expect during the DOT physical test?

The New Jersey DOT physical test includes the following: hearing test, vision test, blood pressure test, and blood sugar test. You must have corrected 20/40 vision, the ability to hear a forced whisper at a distance of five feet, blood pressure that is 140/90 or better. If you have diabetes, it can be controlled through diet or medication (insulin injections are permissible if they qualify for an exception). If you have high blood pressure, you are allowed to use blood pressure medication to control your levels. There is also a urine analysis test as per regulations.

3. How should I prepare for my blood pressure reading?

Yes, blood pressure measurement is an important part of the DOT physical. For the most accurate readings, do not drink coffee or smoke cigarettes 30 minutes prior to your appointment. Our Sewell chiropractor will take multiple readings to ensure the accuracy of the results. Also, please be aware that there will be a urine test as well. 

4. Can I qualify for an exemption from these requirements?

In some cases, drivers may qualify for an exemption from vision, and diabetes management requirements if the drivers have a current valid CDL. Exemptions requirements are set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). For more information on these exemption requirements, talk to Dr. Eulo during your appointment.

5. How far in advance do I need to schedule my New Jersey DOT physical exam?

Dr. Eulo understands that commercial drivers have busy, hectic driving schedules and spend extended periods on the road. This can make advanced scheduling difficult. Consequently, Dr. Eulo offers immediate, same-day appointments whenever possible. If a same-day appointment is not available, we will generally be able to accommodate you within 24 to 48 hours.

For more information about DOT Exams, give us a call today at 856-269-4567


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    Great people -- friendly, caring, knowledgeable and accommodating. Doc Eulo and his staff do the job with the utmost of attention to patient needs and concerns. The range of services offered by this practice is considerable, including things beyond the ordinary chiropractics such as orthotic appliances with professional evaluation and fitting, dietary evaluations and supplements, and USDOT Physical Examinations for drivers of commercial motor vehicles.

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