DOT Physicals in Jacksonville
Did You Know?
- In compliance with the DOT requirements, a DOT physical examination must be administered by a licensed medical examiner.
- A DOT physical exam can be valid for up to 24 months, which depends on your health. Your particular medical examiner may need to issue a certificate for less than 2 years due to a medical condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes that may require continued screening in a shorter period of time.
- Once you are found fit to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), your medical examiner will provide a copy of your DOT physical exam results showing you passed the examination as well as a certificate.
Physical Exams by Nationally-Registered Examiners
To comply with the Department of Transportation’s federal regulations, organizations must employ commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who have passed a physical exam conducted by a qualified examiner.
As of May 21, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that all FMCSA physical exams be conducted by a nationally-registered certified medical examiner.
DOT Physical Docs are nationally-registered providers of physicals for CMV drivers. We understand all the current requirements for DOT physicals, and we can ensure that your drivers are qualified physically and mentally to do their jobs.
In order to be listed as a nationally-registered medical examiner (ME) who can legally provide a DOT-compliant physical exam, MEs must pursue the appropriate training and pass a certification test. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs), doctors of medicine (MDs), and doctors of osteopathy (DOs) can all qualify.
When an ME is nationally-registered, it indicates that the physical exams they conduct adhere to and are consistent with the high standards of health and safety set forth by federal agencies.
As part of our comprehensive DOT services, DOT Physical Docs can provide a nationally-registered provider to administer any physical exam your organization needs to remain DOT-compliant.