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What are DOT physicals?
Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (DMVs) to receive regular physical examinations. These exams are defined as the “Department of Transportation Medical Examinations.” DOT physicals are highly regulated for the drivers’ safety. They detect physical, mental, and emotional issues that can affect a driver’s ability to safely drive a commercial vehicle. DOT medical examiners are specially trained to understand the regulations and prevent drivers from being inappropriately disqualified.
How can SameDayDOT Physicals help?
Dr. Tigges is a 2014 FMCSA National Registry Certified Medical Examiner, and is qualified to perform CDL/DOT physicals in Tennessee, as well as BAT (Breath Alcohol Testing) and Drug Testing through a split urine collection (in compliance with the DOT employment drug test requirements).
TeamCME offers DOT Physicals throughout the nation. Dr. Tigges is a TEAMCME member and is regularly updated with industry training.
I’m a driver. What should I expect from the new regulations?
Your health history will be carefully reviewed during your DOT physical exam. The physical exam will include:
• Past or recent illnesses and injuries (including head and brain injuries)
• Vision acuity
• Hearing disorders
• Heart disorders
• High blood pressure
• Muscular weakness or disease
• Respiratory problems
• Lung, kidney, liver, and nervous system health
You must meet all of the health requirements in order to pass your DOT physical exam. For more information on what to expect and what’s required, visit DOT physical requirements and FAQ at Same Day DOT Physicals