The Unites States Department of Transportation requires that qualified Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers be certified by an examiner listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
What Will The DOT Physical Cover?
You will be asked about your medical/health history, including whether you’ve had the following:
- Loss of hearing
- Digestive problems
- Psychiatric disorders
- Dizziness or fainting
- Alcohol/Drug Use
- Missing limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Impaired vision
- Kidney disease
- Chronic pain
- Paralysis brain injuries or neurological disorders, epilepsy or seizures
- Heart attack or heart disease
- Respiratory (breathing) Conditions
Drivers will be required to certify that the information they give is accurate and true, and that false or missing information may, and probably will, invalidate their Medical Certificate.
Drivers will also be required to provide a urine sample, please drink water prior to your appointment.
What to bring
- Picture I.D ( Driver license or passport)
- Medical Certificate Card
- Primary doctor’s name, phone number and/or fax
- Compliance report from your doctor if using a CPAP Machine
- Corrective lenses ( If applicable)
- Medical clearance letter from doctor/specialist ( If applicable)
- List of Medications (If applicable)