DOT Physical for CDL Truck Drivers
DOT MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Mobile Health has thousands of clinics across the country for DOT screening services. We serve with 38 years of clinical excellence and staff each location with certified DOT medical examiners who perform DOT physicals for employment. Our medical examiners are available for both pre-employment exams as well as annual health screenings. During the physical visit, the driver has the option to have a DOT drug test performed on the same day.
Individual truck drivers who need a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) physical can request an appointment as needed. Fleet managers and trucking companies who would like to manage employees’ compliance records with Mobile Health can get access to the award-winning Mobile Health portal. With our portal, you can schedule a physical, drug test, immunizations, and any other service in under 30 seconds. Our portal gives you access to 6,500+ locations and real-time results. request a free quote to establish an account.
Mobile Health’s experience in occupational health qualifies us to be part of your company’s one-stop shop for all your hiring needs. That means Mobile Health’s DOT-approved physical and 5-panel drug testing represent just part of our suite of available services, such as vaccinations, physical abilities testing, vision and hearing exams, and more.
Most truck drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) will require a regular DOT physical examination to continue driving certain commercial vehicles. Consequently, this physical exam is especially important for truck drivers whose job depends on a valid CDL with up-to-date exams. New truckers training for a CDL test or enrolled in truck driving school are advised to obtain their DOT exams and drug tests right after graduation to avoid any employment delays.
Companies with drivers who fall under Department of Transportation (DOT) oversight have specific industry requirements such as a DOT physical. For this reason, these physicals must be performed by a DOT-approved medical examiner, and have specific requirements and standards. Failure to follow DOT compliance requirements may result in fines and temporary work stoppage.
DOT PHYSICAL HEALTH SCREENING
The Mobile Health medical examiner will evaluate the driver according to DOT health regulations. During the evaluation, they will conduct a series of tests and exams to make sure they meet required standards.
DOT regulations specify that a person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if he or she has NOT:
- Lost a foot, left, hand or arm, unless skill performance evaluation certificate applies
- Suffered an impairment of hand or finger to prevent grabbing
- Displayed a limb defect, limitation or abnormality that interferes with the ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle
- Had a history or current diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control
- Received a current diagnosis of cardiovascular disease
- Suffered respiratory dysfunction
- Received a current diagnosis of high blood pressure
- Presented a history or current diagnosis of vascular disease
- Presented a history or current diagnosis of epilepsy or other condition likely to cause loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle
- Been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder
- Experienced vision problems, such that the candidate possesses AT LEAST distant vision of 20/40, field of vision of at least 70 degrees and ability to recognize colors of traffic signals
- Lost the ability to perceive a forced whisper in the better ear not less than 5 feet away
- Exhibited any trace of illicit drug use
- Received a current diagnosis of alcoholism