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What to bring to your exam

In order to obtain a DOT  Physical Exam drivers must have the following:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Completed DOT long form
  • List of all medications you are currently taking, prescription and OTC
  • Glasses, contacts or any other vision enhancement devices
  • A complete list of all current physicians contact info

If You Have Any Heart Condition:

  • Copy of last stress test
  • Copy of most recent labs
  • Clearance letter from Cardiologist

If You Have Diabetes:

  • Copy of blood sugar or A1C results within 1 year
  • Copy of eye exam within 1 year

If You Have Sleep Apnea:

  • Recent C-PAP compliance report

If You Have Had A Stroke:

  • Stroke or other neurological disorders require clearance letter from Neurologist
Disqualifying Conditions

If you have any of these conditions, you are not eligible for DOT certification:

  • Unstable Proliferative Retinopathy
  • Current use of oxygen therapy
  • Epilepsy
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restrictive/Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (or a pacemaker with defibrillator) Note: A pacemaker alone is NOT disqualifying.
  • Certain Muscular Diseases
  • Motor Neuron Disease (ALS)
  • Certain neuromuscular diseases
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Neuromuscular Junction Disorders (Myasthenia Gravis)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Schizophrenia or Active Psychosis
  • CNS Malignant Tumors
  • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Dementia
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Current diagnosis of Alcoholism or Drug Abuse

We are unable to perform your DOT physical if you take a controlled substance.

Additional Info

In May of 2014, the FMCSA expanded the requirements of the DOT Physical.  Each Physical now includes a more comprehensive examination.  In your exam you should expect the following:

  • A full review of any/all medical conditions
  • A full review of your current medications
  • A full review of any recent illnesses/injuries
  • A complete physical examination
  • A vision acuity test
  • A hearing “whisper” test
  • A urinalysis
  • A Pulmonary Function test if you smoke

In addition to DOT Physicals we also offer the following screenings and services:

  • DOT Urine Drug Tests
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • HbA1C Check
  • Blood Glucose Check
  • Biometric Screening
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Flu Shots (Seasonal)
FAQS

Why is the DOT Physical Examination SO important?
The FMCSA physical examination is required to help ensure that a person is medically qualified to safely operate a CMV. In the interest of public safety, CMV drivers are held to higher physical, mental and emotional standards than passenger car drivers.

What happens if a driver is not truthful about his/her health history on the medical examination form?
The FMCSA medical certification process is designed to ensure drivers are physically qualified to operate commercial vehicles safely. Each driver is required to complete the Health History section on the first page of the examination report and certify that the responses are complete and true. The driver must also certify that he/she understands that inaccurate, false or misleading information may invalidate the examination and medical examiner’s certificate.
FMCSA relies on the medical examiner’s clinical judgment to decide whether additional information should be obtained from the driver’s treating physician. Deliberate omission or falsification of information may invalidate the examination and any certificate issued based on it. A civil penalty may also be levied against the driver under 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(b), either for making a false statement of for concealing a disqualifying condition.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the status of my application for a Vision or Diabetes exemption?
You should contact the Office of Bus And Truck Standards and Operations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
The telephone number is 1-703-448-3094.

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