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DOT Physical Preparation

Heart Conditions:

Common types of heart or chest pain conditions and/or surgical corrections may require special ETT (Exercise Tolerance Testing). See the link below to find out what you may need before  your next DOT Physical examination.

 

https://cdlphysicalexams.com/2014/04/12/heart-disease-and-commercial-driver-certification-guidelines/

What is the effect on driver certification based on FMCSA hypertension stages? High Blood Pressure.

A driver with a diagnosis of hypertension on treatment should have at least an annual certification.
A CMV driver with a Blood pressure (BP) 140/90 may be certified for 2 years.
First time BP elevated:
Stage 1 - BP 140-159/90-99 Certification Period 1 year
Stage 2 - BP 160-179/100-109 Certification Period 3 months as one time certification. Within the 3 months, if the blood pressure is below 140/90, the driver may receive 1 year certification.
Stage 3 - BP Reading >180/110 Disqualified. When the blood pressure is less than 140/90, the driver can be certified at 6 month intervals.

Diabetes / Blood sugar control problems:

 

Here are some links to helping with blood sugar complications and diabetes type ll.

 

Macular Degeneration and Macular Edema:

http://www.preventblindness.org/truck-drivers-and-diabetic-macular-edema

Sleep Apnea:

The Seriously Bad condition of Apnea while trying to sleep. Why is it such an issue?

 

Here is a link to FMCSA Guides to Sleep Apnea. You may be affected and there is great help available. Be prepared if you are required to have a sleep study before having full medical certification. Find a sleep study clinic near your home so you can easily return for help or more information. Sleep apnea apps are good for recording usage.

 

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/driver-safety/sleep-apnea/driving-when-you-have-sleep-apnea

Impaired Limbs or Missing Limbs:

 

Drivers with physical impairments which affect their ability to safely operate CMVs according to their medical examiners, or with missing limbs (e.g., a hand or finger, an arm, foot or leg), are required to obtain SPE certificates.

 

Here is a link to the pertinent information on this topic.

 

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/driver-medical-requirements/skill-performance-evaluation-certificate-program

Prepare to pass your physical and call if you have questions. I can give you direction if you have any trouble so you can have an easier time staying certified.

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