For certain driving jobs like commercial truck driving, a DOT physical is necessary to ensure that you’re physically fit enough to operate the vehicle. The Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination must be conducted by a licensed “medical examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. The term includes Doctor of Chiropractic.
Due to the variety of medical professionals who are eligible to perform DOT physicals, drivers have a wide selection of practices to choose from. Instead of waiting for long periods of time to see your primary physician and spending more money than necessary to receive a DOT physical, we will do our best to provide you a same-day appointment with little to no wait time.
Once you arrive at your appointment, you will need to complete the necessary Department of Transportation paperwork. We will then administer a hearing and vision test. Next, we will examine you according to the areas listed on the DOT physical form. Lastly, we will need you to supply a urine sample. Please note that the urine sample won’t be used for drug testing but for medical examination only. Drug testing is sometimes required along with a DOT physical by certain employers, but we do not perform any drug testing in the office due to different employer policies. When we’ve completed your physical, we will give you a copy and also send a copy to your employer. If you pass the physical, we will issue a Medical Examiner’s Certificate valid for up to two years.
If you are in need of a DOT physical to obtain a CDL or need to maintain your current CDL, contact us at (856) 881-5111 for more information or to schedule an appointment today.