Commercial Driver Medical Certification

DOT COMMERCIAL DRIVER MEDICAL CERTIFICATION

The Federal Government and most states require physical examinations for operating commercial vehicles.

DOT Commercial Driver Medical Certification

The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. All commercial drivers whose current medical certificate expires on or after May 21, 2014, at expiration of that certificate must be examined by a medical professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Only medical examiners that have completed training and successfully passed a test on FMCSA's physical qualification standards will be listed on the National Registry.

Preventive PLUS is a Certified Medical Examiner

Preventive PLUS is a Certified Medical Examiner

As from May, 2014, interstate commercial vehicle (CMV) drivers can no longer get a valid medical certificate from just any healthcare provider. Instead, CMV driver examinations can only be completed by Certified Medical Examiners (MEs) listed on FMCSA’s National Registry.

All medical examiner's at Preventive PLUS have undergone extensive training and are FMCSA certified to conduct your CMV driver examination.

DOT Commercial Driver Medical Certification

DOT Physical Examinations / Medical Certificates

The FMCSA / US Department of Transportation requires most drivers to get regular physicals in-order to make sure they can drive safely. If any of the following apply to you, you must get a DOT physical and carry a DOT medical certificate when you drive a commercial vehicle:

Does one or more of the following apply?

  1. I am a for-hire Motor Carrier
  2. I operate a vehicle with a GVWR, GCWR, GVW or GCW of 10,001 pounds or more
  3. I operate a vehicle that is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  4. I operate a vehicle that is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers (including the driver), and is not used to transport passengers for compensation
  5. I transport hazardous materials requiring placarding under regulations prescribed by the Secretary under 49 CFR, subtitle B, chapter I, subchapter C

DOT Program Overview

If you meet the standards and do not require periodic medical monitoring, your certificate will be valid for two years. In some cases, the medical examiner will issue a certificate that lasts for only three months, six months, or one year. The examiner will also note whether you must wear a hearing aid or corrective lenses. If you do not meet the standards, the examiner will not be able to issue a valid medical certificate.

Once the medical examiner completes all the DOT physical requirements, you will discuss any hazards created by your health history or current medical condition. The examiner must document these hazards on your DOT physical form and determine whether you meet the standards for receiving a medical certificate.

 
Pre-placement
Periodic
Re-certification
Return to Duty
 
Review Health History for Indications
Impairment of bodily limbs
Respiratory dysfunction
Diabetes Mellitus
Epilepsy
Heart Disease
Psychiatric / Mental Disorder
Head or Spinal Injuries
Kidney Disease
Neurological Disease
Gastrointestinal Disease
Muscular Disease
 
General Appearance
Cardiovascular
Genitourinary
Vision
Lungs and Throat
Extremities
Hearing (whisper)
Abdomen
Knee Jerks
Blood Pressure
Hernia
Spine
Pulse
Gastrointestinal
Reflexes
 
Urinalysis-Specific Gravity, Albumin, and Sugar tests
Other tests-Radiological, Electrocardiograph and other tests as medically indicated

DOT Physical Examinations / Medical Certificates

A copy of the physical and a signed medical certificate will be sent to the employer for distribution.

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