Get your DOT Department of Transportation physical exam completed in our Huntington Beach CA clinic.
In order to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), you must first meet the DOT physical exam requirements and obtain a medical card. DOT physical exam requirements include:
- Color distinction
- Blood pressure
- Cardiovascular health
- Physical endurance
- Medical history
While this might be similar to other physicals you’ve had in the past, commercial truck drivers must take a specific test that meets federal DOT guidelines before they are allowed to get on the road.
What You Need for the DOT Physical
Bringing specific paperwork to your exam can help your doctor more quickly assess whether or not you meet DOT physical requirements. Follow these guidelines:
• Bring comprehensive medical records from your primary care doctor if your primary care doctor is not the one performing your exam.
• If you have any health conditions, bring the name and contact information for the doctor who treats you for each condition. Conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, or sleep apnea typically require additional paperwork, such as sleep test results or stress test results.
• Bring a complete medication list. The list should include every medication you take, its strength, its dosage, and the prescribing doctor.
The DOT physical ensures that you are healthy enough to drive, which protects your health and the safety of others on the road. Stay active, eat well, take all your medications, and you should be well on your way to passing a physical.