DOT (Commercial Drivers)
What are DOT Physicals?
Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles to receive regular Department of Transportation Medical Examinations (DOT Physical). DOT physicals are designed to detect physical, mental, and emotional issues that can impact driver's ability to safely spend long hours on the road. Because there are so many regulations for commercial drivers, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) only allows certified medical examiners to perform DOT exams.
What Driver should expect for the Exam?
A DOT exam will include an evaluation of vision, hearing, blood pressure/ pulse rate, and overall physical ability of the driver. If drivers take any medications, they will need to bring a complete list to the exam, including the doses and doctors' information. Any drivers that require corrective vision or hearing need to bring their eyeglasses, contact, or hearing aids. If a driver suffers from any other medical condition, they may be required to bring additional information.
To be cleared for a CDL Medical Card a driver must pass all DOT physical requirements.
Three easy steps for getting a DOT Physical
1.) Schedule Exam (walk-ins welcome) 614-527-1776
2.) Get your physical (The DOT examination will include a health history review, a thorough physical exam and a urine test for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination.)
3.) Receive Medical Exam Report (Driver or company will receive a laminated Medical Card and copies of the Medical Examination Report - Long Form.)