DOT Physicals

DOT or Department of Transportation physical is required for professional truck or bus drivers. Some other employers also require this type of physical exam. A DOT physical ensures that drivers are in good health and can tolerate the demands of driving a commercial vehicle. DOT physicals must be administered by healthcare providers who have been certified to do so by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

During a DOT physical, you will have the following:

  • Vision test
  • Hearing test
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood pressure and heart rate
  • Physical examination
  • Review of health history
  • Review of medications

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Certain medications and health problems may disqualify you from having a commercial driver’s license. Our healthcare providers will discuss any concerning findings of your examination and make recommendations based on the federal guidelines for commercial drivers. Certification periods may span from three months up to two years. Driver’s will require renewal of their certification at least every two years. 

If you have diabetes or have sleep apnea, you will require documentation from the healthcare provider that manages these conditions. This documentation will be reviewed to ensure that all your health conditions are well controlled and do not interfere with your driving duties.