Many professional drivers are required to get A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam on a regular basis. Our certified practitioners make it easy for commercial drivers to fulfill DOT regulatory requirements.

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Department of Transportation Examinations

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam is the evaluation required in order to operate a commercial vehicle. It is referred to as a “medical fitness for duty” examination, which ensures that each driver is capable and healthy enough to successfully complete the duties associated with commercial driving. A DOT physical exam consists of a certified medical professional completing an exam that will determine whether or not the driver is fit for work through an evaluation process relating to the daily job duties associated with a commercial driver. The DOT physical also has a drug and alcohol component which tests for various drugs and the current alcohol level of the driver during the exam. A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner's certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.

CDL drivers must take the DOT physical every two years. If your drivers have a condition that needs monitoring, such as high blood pressure, they may be required to get a physical more often. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets regulations for safe operation of commercial vehicles in the country. Each state also has specific regulations. We can help set up and conduct DOT physical exams and the process to provide the required certificates.