DOT Physicals

You are required to have a physical exam and carry a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate if:

  • You operate a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross combination weight rating (GCWR) or gross vehicle weight (GVW) or gross combination weight (GCW) of 4,536 kilograms (10,001 pounds) or more in interstate commerce.
  • You operate a motor vehicle designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, in interstate commerce.
  • You operate a motor vehicle designed or used to transport between nine and 15 passengers, for direct compensation, beyond 75 air miles from your regular work-reporting location, in interstate commerce.
  • You transport hazardous materials in quantities requiring placards, in interstate commerce.

You must carry a current copy of your medical examination certificate with you when you drive.

Effective May 22, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that all commercial drivers can only be certified by physicians who are listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

At FirstCare Medical, our physicians have completed the training and successfully passed the test on FMCSA’s physical qualification standards.  Therefore, our facility is qualified to conduct DOT physicals.  You can find us listed on their website.

The physical includes:

  • Medical History
  • Physical Examination
  • Vision Testing
  • Hearing Testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Height, Weight, Blood Pressure and Pulse
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
  • Documented on DOT form
  • DOT card (laminated)

Clearance is good for two (2) years.

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