A DOT physical exam is the evaluation required in order to operate a commercial vehicle. It is referred to as a “medical fitness for duty” examination, which ensures that each driver is capable and healthy enough to successfully complete the duties associated with commercial driving. The health standards are determined by the FMCSA and each DOT physical exam must be conducted by a certified medical professional to ensure the high quality standards are met during each exam.
Wondering What the DOT Physical Exam Consists Of?
The driver’s medical history and current state of health (mental and physical) will be taken into account during the physical exam. A DOT physical exam consists of a certified medical professional completing an exam that will determine whether or not the driver is fit for work through an evaluation process relating to the daily job duties associated with a commercial driver. The DOT physical also has a drug and alcohol component, which tests for various drugs and the current alcohol level of the driver during the exam.
FastMed is the most convenient option for a driver on-the-go and our certified medical professionals are dedicated to completely and thoroughly evaluating each patient. No appointment is necessary and the modern facility provides a warm, welcoming and inviting environment for all visitors. Stop by your local FastMed and see why it is the best location for your DOT physical exam.
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