The DOT physical exam is a necessary test for any individual hoping to get behind the wheel of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). This examination makes sure that all commercial drivers are up to par in their daily health examinations and are at peak performance. It ensures that you or other CMV drivers are physically able to handle the long hours and stress of operating a commercial vehicle.
A DOT physical is a checkup that’s required for commercial vehicle drivers by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This exam makes sure you’re able to meet the physical requirements of your job. This includes being able to tolerate the health risks posed by sitting for long periods of time.
A DOT Physical evaluates a driver’s vision, blood pressure, and a complete review of their medical history.
This can help ensure that a driver does not have certain health conditions and can safely operate a commercial vehicle.
Here are the different parts of a DOT Physical Exam.
Drivers who operate the following vehicles in interstate commerce require a DOT physical and medical examination:
The passing of a DOT physical gives drivers the certification to be behind the wheel of their commercial vehicle and this certification lasts between 3 months to 2 years dependent upon the health of the driver along with the possibility of not passing DOT Physical as a result of health conditions holding back the drivers from being at peak performance.
Get your DOT physical test at Mega Health Services. You can call (703) 738-9994 or make appointment online using email or patient solution.
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