For commercial motor vehicle drivers, the most important safety feature is a driver! Each time when you are on the road, you are responsible for your own safety and safety others who share the road with you. Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles to have the physical examination. These exams are defined as the “Department of Transportation Medical Exam”(DOT). The physical examination you take confirms that you are healthy enough to safely perform the demanding job as a commercial driver. They detect physical, mental, and emotional issues that can affect a driver’s ability to safely drive a commercial vehicle.
If you are operating a vehicle of certain weight, class or passenger capacity, you require to have regular physical exams and to carry US Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Certificate.
Federal guidelines for holding the commercial driver license (CDL) require you to keep a good driving record and to pass a physical exam every 2 years.
A DOT physical exam is valid for 2 years. The medical examiner may also issue a medical certificate for less than 2 years when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such high blood pressure.
DOT medical examiners are specially trained to understand the regulation and prevent drivers from being inappropriately disqualified.
In Englinton Medical, PC, our certified practitioners make it easy for commercial drivers to fulfill Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements.
Time is valuable, we treasure every second. Here is what you should expect from our clinic during your DOT physical exam:
Step 1: Schedule your appointment. We accept walk-ins but recommend you to schedule your appointment prior to your visit to reduce your wait time.
Step 2: Get your physical examination which consists of your health history review. A thorough physical exam and urine test.
Step 3: We will complete the Medical Examination form including DOT certificate. You must pass all DOT physical requirements in order to be cleared for your CDL medical Card.