DOT physical for non cdl

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Up North, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Up North

    Up North Bobtail Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Hi all,

    I just got hired at schwans foods for a sales/delivery route. The truck is under 26000 lbs so you don't need a cdl, nor do I have one. Thursday of last week I went in and took a non dot drug test. Today I had to take what was basically a lifting and balance physical. They also took my blood pressure and pulse. Tomorrow I have a dot physical. A friend of mine told me that they do blood pressure, vision, hearing, reflexes, and drug test you again. I just thought it was weird/waste of money that they would do blood pressure and another drug test since I've had both of them in the last 4 days at the same clinic.

    Could someone clarify for me what they do at a dot physical for a non cdl driver?


    Up North
  2. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    May 28, 2009
    Rancho Mirage, Ca.
    Actually it should be the same physical, blood pressure, hearing, eyes, grab and cough, wee wee test, bend down, (not over), some companies require additional back x-rays etc.
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