Federal law requires that all CMV drivers must undergo regular physical examinations. The exams are meant to ensure the ability of the driver to safely operate a commercial vehicle. Starting May 21, 2014, physicals for commercial drivers must be performed by certified medical examiners listed on the National Registry.
Why does my medical examiner need to be certified?
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), certification will ensure that medical examiners can effectively determine if a driver’s physical qualification meets federal safety standards.
Some of our doctors a licensed medical examiners which conduct a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination. Such an examination must be conducted by a licensed “medical examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry.
A DOT physical exam is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure.
The cost of the examination is $60.