If your employees drive for a living, it’s likely they will need to take a DOT physical. Commercial drivers are required to take the test by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). DOT physicals are designed to evaluate employees to ensure that they are up to the physical requirement of the job and to ensure the safety of the public. A DOT physical is part of getting a commercial driver’s license.
In a DOT physical, each employee must be able to handle the physical aspects of the job, sometimes intense schedules, and the stress of driving in different conditions. A DOT physical is a requirement for any employee who:
Upon successful completion of a DOT physical, drivers get a medical certificate that is good for a year—unless a physical or mental condition requiring more frequent testing is found. Your employee may need to be tested more often if they have certain conditions.Examples of these include:
These are serious conditions that go beyond occupational health and safety. Employees should be encouraged to get medical treatment and adopt healthier lifestyles to manage these life-threatening medical issues.
DOT physicals involve two parts:
We perform DOT physicals with licensed medical examiners listed in the FMCSA National Registry. We stay current with all DOT physical rules and regulations so you can be sure to be compliant. We provide complete and updated forms:
Most employee health conditions are treatable and manageable. Some, however, are severe enough to create serious workplace health and safety concerns. These may disqualify workers:
Patient Plus is your patient-centric partner for DOT testing that is streamlined and fully compliant with state and federal regulations. Call us directly 225-376-2601 or fill out the form below.* Required Field