A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a health examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. A DOT physical helps determine if a driver is physically, mentally and emotionally fit to operate a CMV.
What we provide:
Full DOT compliant physicals
Specially trained DOT medical examiners
$110 fee- Collected before service, not covered by insurance and not billable to employer
Completed Medical Examination Report
Please note: Not all Avance Care locations offer DOT Physicals. Please check the individual location pages to determine if this service is provided.
What to expect during a DOT physical
During a DOT physical, a certified medical examiner will review the following (but not limited to):
During the DOT physical, the driver will be required to provide an extensive background on their medical history, including past surgeries, medications taken and history of health conditions.
The vital signs include blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate and body temperature. The FMCSA also requires urinalysis, which looks at the protein, blood and sugar in a urine sample to rule out underlying medical problems.
The physical exam may include: eyes, ears, mouth and throat, heart, lungs and chest, extremities, nervous system, hernias, and back and spine.