DOT Physical Exams

As a commercial truck driver, the public depends on you to transport the goods that we consume. We appreciate your hard work and want to partner with you to help you stay healthy in your daily life. Your long hours and days on the road put you at higher risk for chronic health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and depression.

The Department of Transportation requires that commercial truck drivers transporting across state lines undergo routine physical exams performed by a certified Department of Transportation medical examiner. This exam may reveal serious health problems that you are not aware of. Frequently, there are few symptoms that warn you that you may have diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Some medications that are prescribed on a regular basis may affect your ability to safely drive a commercial truck.

Your DOT physical exam is an opportunity for you to receive preventive care and may reveal underlying chronic illness before it becomes serious. During your DOT physical exam we will discuss healthy nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, injury prevention, tobacco cessation, alcohol use and abuse, medication use and any health problems found during the exam.

Please bring the following with you to your DOT physical exam:

  • Your current driver’s license
  • Any medication that you are taking
  • A list of chronic health problems, surgeries or symptoms that you are having
  • The name and address of your primary care provider, if you have one

We look forward to serving you as you serve us on a daily basis.