DOT EXAM REQUIREMENTS
California requires that commercial truck drivers licensed in the state undergo yearly DOT exams. Our experienced chiropractor provides these services in a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere that serves the Bella Vista, Redding, Happy Valley, Anderson, Centerville and Shasta County areas of CA. We know how busy you are and aim to make this process as quick as possible.
Our CA Chiropractor Provides the Required Testing
n order to meet the stipulations set forth by the federal government, your vision must be 20/40 in each eye as well as when both eyes are working together. This reading can be obtained either with or without the use of corrective lenses. You also must have the ability to comprehend color changes. The ability to hear a forced whisper from at least five feet away is also required.
While your blood pressure cannot be any higher than 160/100, taking medication to control this condition is permitted. Your blood sugar level cannot exceed 200. Drivers with diabetes are permitted as long as they can control the disease through the use of medication or diet. If it must be controlled through the use of insulin injection, you will not be able to pass the DOT exam.
Using any drug that is habit forming as well as the use of narcotics, amphetamines or a Schedule 1 drug is prohibited. For those drivers who have a cardiovascular disease such as cardiac insufficiency, congestive cardiac failure or collapse, you must have evidence of a stress test performed by a physician as well as documentation from your doctor that you can safely operate a commercial motor vehicle without restrictions.
Are you due for your annual DOT exam? We know how important this exam is to your livelihood. Give our chiropractic office a call today at (530) 221-4991 and we will see you within 24 hours.