Are you looking to become a commercial transport driver? This sort of work requires a CDL, short for a commercial driver's license. This license is earned by passing an exam by the Department of Transport (DOT). The exam's results will verify that a driver is in good health and capable of operating vehicles in a safe manner. In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Eulo offers DOT exams for commercial drivers. If you live in or around Turnersville or Sewell and need to take a DOT exam, contact Eulo Chiropractic Center to schedule an appointment.
What to Expect From a DOT Exam
During a DOT exam, our examiner will test your vital signs to see whether you pass certain health standards for driving. A driver must have decent eyesight, good hearing, a healthy cardiovascular system, and no substance-abuse issues. Drivers are expected to maintain a high level of safety while on the road.
DOT Exam Requirements
During the exam, drivers must mention any known medical conditions they have since failure to do so will result in disqualification. You will need to pass the following tests for a DOT exam:
- Vision assessment for color and 20/40 acuity
- Sufficient hearing from 5 feet away
- A blood pressure of 140/90 or lower
- A urine test to measure blood, glucose, protein, and other substances
In addition to these requirements, we may check for other conditions through a cardiovascular screening or a neurological screening. Having a healthy heart and optimal brain function is vital when operating vehicles on the road.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
In addition to testing your vitals, our chiropractor can check for spinal deformities that would interfere with your driving abilities. Dealing with chronic pain or an ongoing migraine issue can be very distracting for this line of work, which is why you should get chiropractic care if you are dealing with one of these issues.
Schedule Your DOT Exam at Eulo Chiropractic Center
If you live in Turnersville or Sewell, or the surrounding areas and are considering a DOT exam for your employment, contact Eulo Chiropractic Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eulo. Call our team today at (856) 269-4567 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.