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DOT Physical Requirements

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What is a Dot Physical?

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical is a medical screening that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are required to complete and pass to maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL).

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), if you are a CMV driver, you must undergo a DOT physical conducted by a certified medical examiner and receive a medical examiner’s certificate (MEC) – also called a DOT health card. Without a valid DOT health card, you can lose your CDL. A certified medical examiner will issue you a DOT health card after you meet the DOT physical requirements. 

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DO I NEED A DOT PHYSICAL?

You are required to complete and pass a DOT physical if you:

  • Operate a motor vehicle for interstate commerce with a gross combination weight rating, gross vehicle weight rating, or gross combination weight of over 10,000 pounds
  • Operate a motor vehicle designed to carry more than 15 people
  • Are paid to operate a motor vehicle designed to carry more than eight people 
  • Transport hazardous materials that required your vehicle to be placarded

    Getting your DOT Physical Has Never Been Easier

    You must pass all DOT physical requirements to be cleared for your DOT health card. Here’s how the process works:

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    WHERE CAN MY DRIVERS GET A DOT PHYSICAL NEAR ME? 

    Because there are so many regulations for commercial drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) only allows certified medical examiners (CMEs) to perform DOT physicals. Luckily, Concentra has made it easy to find a CME who can perform DOT physicals near you. Every Concentra medical center has at least one CME on staff, and with more than 500 medical centers nationwide, we’re confident you will find a Concentra medical center nearby.