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DOT Physicals

A DOT physical is what?

Your physical suitability for the physically demanding job of operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is confirmed through a physical examination administered by the Department of Transportation (DOT). It includes the following and maintains the safety of the nation’s highways:

Which regions are covered by the physical examination?

Common questions:

What makes a DOT physical necessary?
The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators to have the DOT physical exam to maintain their driver certification. The DOT deems professional drivers who operate commercial vehicles of 5 tons or more as “safety-sensitive” because they can affect both their safety and the public’s safety. Drivers must provide periodic physical exam reports to maintain compliance and continue working. Certified Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) medical examiners can perform the DOT physical. Your exam at MinuteClinic follows the specific guidelines of the FMCSA to ensure that commercial drivers are in satisfactory health and able to work safely.