A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a health examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. A DOT physical helps determine if a driver is physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to operate a CMV.
If you are a commercial driver, you are a “safety-sensitive” employee. And for your safety and the public’s safety, FMCSA requires you to complete and pass a DOT physical to maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL).
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A DOT PHYSICAL
During a DOT physical, Dr. Nick Koinoglou, CME will check your vital signs, review your medical history, and perform a required hands-on physical examination that includes (but is not limited to):
IMPORTAT: Without a valid DOT medical card, you can lose your CDL.