DOT Medical Exams
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All persons with a commercial driver’s license must submit to a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam conducted by a licensed “medical examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Resgistry. A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner's certificate for less than 24 months when it is required to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.
DOT Physicals include exams for vision, hearing, blood pressure/pulse rate, urinalysis and physical exam. Please bring a complete list of all medications, including strength, dose and doctor’s names and addresses. Drivers with vision or hearing problems please bring all aids such as glasses, contacts and/or hearing aids. Diabetic drivers, bring most recent Hemoglobin A1C and blood sugar logs. Drivers with other problems such as heart-related issues, bring a letter from their specialist (i.e. cardiologist) that indicates they are safe to work including medical history, medications and current medical plan.