A DOT physical is a health examination required for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The DOT physical is designed to ensure that CMV drivers are physically and mentally fit to operate a CMV.
What is required for a DOT physical?
The DOT physical includes a physical examination, vision test, hearing test, and drug test. The physical examination includes checking your height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rate. The vision test includes checking your visual acuity and field of vision. The hearing test includes checking your ability to hear high-pitched tones. The drug test includes checking for the presence of illegal drugs and alcohol in your system.
What are the benefits of getting a DOT physical?
There are several benefits to getting a DOT physical, including:
- It can help you identify any health problems that may prevent you from driving a CMV.
- It can help you get the treatment you need for any health problems that are identified.
- It can help you keep your commercial driver’s license (CDL).
- It can help you avoid accidents and injuries.
Where can I get a DOT physical?
You can get a DOT physical at a variety of locations, including:
- Urgent care centers
- Medical clinics
- Occupational health clinics
- Truck stops
How much does a DOT physical cost?
The cost of a DOT physical varies depending on the location and the type of physical examination. In general, you can expect to pay around $100 for a DOT physical.
How long does a DOT physical take?
A DOT physical typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.
What should I bring to my DOT physical?
You should bring the following to your DOT physical:
- Your CDL
- Your medical records
- Your Social Security card
- Proof of insurance
What happens after my DOT physical?
After your DOT physical, you will receive a report from the examiner. The report will indicate whether you passed or failed the physical. If you passed the physical, you will be able to continue driving a CMV. If you failed the physical, you will need to take steps to correct the problems that were identified.