Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine offers DOT physicals for commercial motor vehicle drivers. Drivers must pass all physical requirements set forth by the DOT to receive clearance for their commercial driver’s license medical card.
All commercial drivers must be in accordance with the standards of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Our licensed providers perform the necessary tests to ensure that as a commercial driver, you meet the physical, emotional and mental demands of your job duties. In addition, testing is conducted to determine if any medical conditions or surgeries, previous or recent, will impact your ability to perform the duties of a commercial truck driver safely.
The DOT examination includes an assessment of vision, physical aptitude, hearing and blood pressure/pulse screening. Tests may be performed to screen for the presence of illegal substances. Any prescribed or OTC medications taken by the driver should be compiled in a list and submitted during the examination to the examiner. Drivers should expect to provide a urine sample during the examination. The sample is utilized to detect any undiagnosed or unnoted medical conditions that may exist.
Drivers who wear prescription glasses or contacts for corrective vision or prescribed hearing aids for corrective hearing should bring these devices to the examination.
Once the examination is complete and the driver is cleared to operate a commercial vehicle by standards set forth by the FMCSA, he may receive a medical card that is valid for 2 years.
In some cases, intermittent monitoring of the driver’s condition may be necessary. If so, a limited medical card that is valid for 12, 6, or 3 months may be issued.
Contact Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine today to schedule your DOT examination. Our licensed providers are available to perform testing to get you back on the road and keep you in compliance with FMCSA with a new or updated medical card.