DOT Exam

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Clinic Under federal law, all commercial motor vehicle drivers (CMV) are required to receive a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical at least once every two years. CMV drivers could potentially cause significant injury to themselves or others if they are not physically fit to operate a vehicle for long periods, which is why these physicals are of the utmost importance.

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You don’t need to wait for an opening with your primary care physician to receive a DOT physical.

What to Expect During the DOT Physical

When you arrive for your DOT physical, be sure to bring a list of your current medications. If possible, it is also recommended you bring a copy of your most up-to-date medical records, including information on any hearing or vision disorders. These conditions do not automatically rule you out for a successful. DOT physical, but keeping them hidden from a physician could result in serious consequences later on.

DOT physicals follow a plan laid out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety

Administration (FMCSA), and will test for the following:

  • Vision disorders
  • Hearing disorders
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Diabetes Lung disease
  • Vascular disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Neurological disorders

A successful DOT examination remains valid for up to 24 months. Exams must be completed by an FMCSA-Certified provider.