DOT Physicals

What are DOT Physicals?

The Department of Transportation, under federal law, mandates that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) must undergo regular physical examinations in accordance with the National Registry regulations of 49 CFR 40. DOT physicals operate under considerable regulations intended for the consumers’ safety. These regulations are designed to identify physical, mental, and emotional health issues that can impact a driver’s ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires CMV drivers to complete and pass a periodic DOT physical to maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). This exam must be performed by a certified medical examiner. Upon satisfactory completion, a medical examiner’s certificate (MEC) – commonly known as a DOT health card—is issued and results placed in the national data bank.

The DOT medical examiners at MFP Work Wellness complete continued training on the most recent DOT regulations to ensure the safety of drivers and consumers.

What are DOT Physicals?

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

  • Operate a vehicle engaging in interstate commerce with a gross vehicle weight (GVW), gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), or gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of equal to or greater than 10,001 pounds
  • Operate a motor vehicle designed to carry more than 15 passengers, such as buses or large vans.
  • Are compensated to operate a motor vehicle designed to carry more than eight passengers
  • Transport hazardous materials that required your vehicle to be placarded

Why choose MFP Work Wellness as DOT physical provider?

MFP Work Wellness has a team of FMCSA Certified Medical Examiners on staff with decades of experience providing DOT physicals. As part of our Fast Track to Work Wellness, both of our locations offer same day appointments and the 60 minute guarantee for patients needing a DOT physical. MFP Work Wellness also provides DOT Drug Testing and Breathalyzer services. Additionally, if you operate a CMV fleet, our team can develop customized programs to fulfill your DOT physical needs and requirements.

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