DOT Physical Exam

Periodic medical examinations are mandated by the Department of Transportation for all commercial drivers in order to ensure their ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle. All healthcare providers are listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, having undergone training, testing, and certification to conduct medical examinations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers engaged in interstate commerce.

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Who is required to undergo a DOT/CDL Exam?

A driver operating a commercial vehicle in interstate commerce that meets any of the following criteria: - Has a combined gross vehicle weight or weight rating of 10,001 lbs. or more. - Is designed or used to transport 9-15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation. - Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver), whether for compensation or not. - Transports hazardous materials in quantities that require placarding under the hazardous materials regulations.

What should you expect during your DOT exam?

Please ensure you bring your driver's license. The medical examiner will review the Health History section with you and conduct a physical examination. Our office will provide the medical form (form MCSA-5875) electronically. A urinalysis will be conducted to screen for diseases such as diabetes or kidney disease. If you wear corrective lenses, please bring them with you for the examination, as a vision exam will be conducted. Your medical certificate will be issued, provided there are no complex medical issues present.

Is getting a medical certificate mandatory for all CMV drivers in the United States?

In general, all CMV drivers driving in interstate commerce within the United States must obtain medical certification from a Medical Examiner.

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