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Drug test and CDL physical

Drug testing and CDL physical examinations

This Blog is addressing the common question, "Do I get a drug test with a CDL or DOT physical examination"?

The absolute answer is No. A drug screen is not part of the normal CDL physical examination, The test does require a urinalysis. This urinalysis is for health reasons, not drug testing. Examples are specific gravity, glucose, blood, not drugs. It is done to identify health issues that may impair a drivers ability to safety operate over the road. 

If a driver signs on with a new company and is added to that companies' consortium, the driver will have to have a drug test.  This is not part of the routine CDL/DOT physical examination. So often when a driver contracts with a new company they may require the driver to get a new physical, since they are new to the company and the consortium the driver will need a drug test.  

You may ask, why did I address this issue? The question, "Do I have to take a drug test when I get a CDL physical" is one of the highest internets searches. My staff gets this asked daily as well.

If it is time for your physical, give us a call at Moreland Chiropractic. in Rolla Mo. 1410-72

We are here to serve you and get you on the road. Stay healthy and safe out there. 

David Moreland, DC, CCSP, CME


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March 08, 2022
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Dr. Moreland offers many different treatment options. He utilizes hands on adjusting and he offers activator as well to patients that prefer this method. Dr. Moreland is very mindful to the type of Chiropractic treatment you prefer. He is an expert in treating herniated disc. Many offices claim to treat sports injuries, Dr. Moreland is the only local board certified sports physician. Dr. Moreland is a Rolla native and lives in Rolla. He is here when you need him. He has been in the same office for the past 25 years.

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