Commercial truck drivers that drive interstate must pass the Department of Transportation CDL physical exam Miami.
Miami Accident Center offers CDL physical exam Miami
Commercial driver license applicants can come to Miami Accident Center for the required physical examination. As authorized medical examiners, we assess whether you meet medical eligibility requirements to pass the CDL physical exam Miami.
The goal of this evaluation is to determine whether an applicant is fit enough to drive safely now and in the near future. Successfully passing the exam usually means you only have to take the exam in 24 months time, unless you have some health related problem which could become worse in the future, in which case the certification may be less than 2 years and you’ll have to be evaluated more frequently to make sure the problem has not progressed.
What tests make up the CDL physical exam Miami?
In order to obtain a medical examiner’s certificate, you have to qualify as medically fit to drive a commercial vehicle. The examination mainly focuses on medical history, review of systems, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, vision, and hearing.
At the time of the physical, the normal blood pressure should be under 140/90 to be considered for a two-year certification. It has to be between 140 – 159/90 – 99 to obtain a certificate that is valid for 1 year. If your blood pressure is higher than 160 – 179/100 – 109, you may receive a one-time certificate for 3 months, and you may have to take prescription medication under the supervision of a medical doctor to help control the blood pressure.
In order to pass the CDL physical exam Miami vision tests, you must have at least 20/40 vision in both eyes, and if you use corrective lenses, it has to be noted on the certificate. You have to prove that you can distinguish among traffic lights that show red, green and amber colors. To be eligible for a CDL, you must be able to perceive forced whispered voice from a distance of 5 feet or more, and if you have hearing loss in one ear, it must be lower than 40 dB.
Furthermore, your blood sugar levels must be under 200, and if you have diabetes that has to be controlled with insulin shots, you cannot obtain a CDL. (A diabetes exemption must be granted if an insulin-dependent driver wants to obtain a CDL.) Also, the driver applicant must not use any Schedule 1 drugs or any other habit-forming drugs to be eligible for a CDL.