The DOT Physical Exam is performed for drivers with a CDL, and who operate a CMV. The physical examination is required to ensure that a person is medically fit to operate a CMV, as the physical, mental and emotional standards are higher than passenger car drivers.
What Should I Expect During My DOT PHYSICAL?
The DOT physical will include:
- A health history review of the driver by a certified medical examiner is carried out.
- The driver’s vital signs will be checked as well as a thorough examination evaluating a number of health-related categories.
- The medical examiner will check: general appearance, extremities, lungs and chest, heart, eyes, ears, mouth, throat, nervous system, back, and spine.
All of our doctors are certified medical examiners and registered with the FMCSA. We welcome walk-ins and there are no waits for your DOT Physical, as we know how important it is to service you speedily.
The physical should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete, provided there are no medical conditions or extra procedures needed.
When you pass your physical exam you will be granted your medical certificate. In this case, if you do not require medical monitoring, your certificate will be valid for two years.
Once you get your medical certificate you can submit your medical certificate online here: Georgia Department of Driver Services
If you fail the exam, there are options. Our primary concern is to ensure you are well and keep you driving safely. So, if there are any issues, finding a solution is key. Helping you get back on the road with your health in good standing is our top priority.
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Professional truck and bus drivers are required to have a DOT Physical. This is a checkup for commercial vehicle drivers. The purpose of the physical is to ensure that drivers meet the physical demands of the job. For example:
- Having the ability to be in a seated position for long periods.
- Being able to keep up with arduous or extensive hours.
- Being able to operate a commercial vehicle safely.
A DOT physical exam consists of the following:
- Questionnaire about the driver’s medical history
- Testing of the driver’s vision
- Blood pressure and heart rate check
- Hearing test
- Urinalysis for blood, sugar and protein
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 desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.
We Are FMCSA Registered
According to FMCSA, a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be conducted by a licensed medical examiner listed on the FMCSA National Registry. The medical doctors at DOT Express are all registered with the FMCSA.