What is a DOT physical?
A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical confirms whether you are healthy enough to perform the demanding profession of a CMV (commercial motor vehicle) driver.
Why do I need a DOT physical?
The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators to have the DOT physical exam to maintain their driver certification. The DOT deems professional drivers who operate commercial vehicles of 5 tons or more as “safety-sensitive” because they can affect both their safety and the public’s safety.
Drivers must provide periodic physical exam reports to maintain compliance and continue working. Certified Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) medical examiners can perform the DOT physical. Your exam at CommWell Health Harrells follows the specific guidelines of the FMCSA to ensure that commercial drivers are in satisfactory health and able to work safely.
How can the CommWell Health DOT Examiner, Keven Zibelin, FNP-C, help me with my DOT physical?
Keven will review your medical history, conduct a visual evaluation and refer you for additional testing and diagnosis as needed. The DOT physical exam at CommWell Health Harrells forms part of your medical certificate.
**Please note: A DOT physical examination is not intended to replace a comprehensive annual wellness exam.**
What to Bring to your DOT physical appointment?
- Medical Examination Report Form
- $120.00 for the exam. We take debit, credit, and cash.