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CDL Q & A

What is involved in a CDL exam?

The CDL exam aims to assess your current and future physical and mental capability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle. South Main Chiropractic conducts a comprehensive physical examination, including a review of your medical history, vision and hearing tests, urine sample collection, and analyzes your blood work. Additionally, questions related to your ability to meet the job requirements of a commercial driver, such as prolonged sitting, sleep quality, and mental health, will be addressed. It is crucial to understand that this service differs from an annual physical, and individuals are advised to consult their primary care provider annually for long-term health discussions.

How often should I have an exam to maintain my CDL?

Once you pass your CDL physical, its validity ranges from 12 to 24 months, dependent on any chronic health issues. If a medical condition may worsen before the next scheduled exam, your provider may require an earlier examination to maintain your commercial driver’s license. Individuals in need of a DOT physical for CDL purposes can contact South Main Chiropractic for appointments.

MINIMAL WAITING, QUICK, and CONVENIENT!

Department of Transportation physicals may not be enjoyable, but choosing the right examiner ensures a stress-free exam focused on your well-being. South Main Chiropractic offers $110 DOT physical exams in Lexington, NC. Please fill out necessary forms before your appointment for a driver-friendly experience.

PLEASE FILL OUT THESE FORMS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Philip Mahan, DC, CCEP at South Main Chiropractic is a certified medical examiner by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Understanding the importance of test success, he discusses lifestyle choices and healthier habits during exams to help keep you on the road and safe.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR DOT EXAM

The DOT exam involves a three-step process: medical history, physical exam, and paperwork. Your general health, family background, and various health checks will be assessed. The paperwork includes exam results for your CDL and your company. Expect a hassle-free experience.

PREPARING FOR YOUR PHYSICAL

A DOT physical at South Main Chiropractic takes about 30 minutes. Bring essential documents, including photo ID, medical records, medication list, eye glasses, hearing aids, and relevant medical test results and special forms such as MCSA-5870, MCSA-5871 Or exemption forms.

Stay hydrated, and arrive with a full bladder for the urine sample. To prepare for your DOT exam, take prescribed medication regularly, reduce caffeine, nicotine, sugar, and salt intake, and inform the team if you missed a dose.


CDL Q & A Lexington, Thomasville, Salisbury NC | (336) 243-8000