Why a DOT Medical Card
A DOT medical card is required for those drivers who hold a CDL. In addition, some states require drivers of vehicles over a certain weight and heavy machinery operators, to obtain a DOT medical card. The DOT medical card ensures that drivers/operators are safe to do so.
What is a DOT Physical?
A DOT physical is a basic screening that includes, among other things:
· Health history review
· Urine test (for blood, protein & sugar)
· Vital signs
· Vision screening
· Hearing screening
· Blood pressure
If the applicant passes they will be issued a DOT Medical Certification following the evaluation. The maximum certification is 2 years. Some medications and conditions have a maximum certification of 1 year, 6 months or 3 months. Your Certified Medical Examiner will determine your level of certification based on your health history and the results of your physical evaluation.
DOT Medical Waivers
If a driver is unqualified according to the FMCSA, they may be able to obtain a waiver. The driver will need to complete an application process and a determination will be made. If approved, the driver will need to carry the waiver at all times while driving/operating.
Scheduling Your DOT Physical
At New England DOT Physicals, Inc. we have streamlined the entire process so you can get your physical in a timely manner so you can get back to work. The first step is to simply call our office at 781-944-5400. Our highly trained, friendly staff will take care of the rest. We look forward to serving your DOT medical card needs!