WHAT ARE DOT PHYSICALS?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to receive regular physical examinations. DOT physicals are designed to detect physical, mental, and emotional issues that can impact a CMV driver’s ability to safely spend long hours on the road. The FMCSA only allows certified medical examiners (CMEs) to perform DOT exams.
WHY CHOOSE CNS?
We know your time and money are valuable. We have flexible availability during the week, and weekend availability. Our efficiency in scheduling your appointment respects your time – you will not have to wait a long time in a crowded waiting room. Our rates are very competitive and respect your budget and operating costs as a driver, or a company. We have experienced, friendly CME professionals that will effectively evaluate your status. After receiving your new medical card, the licensing team at CNS will be sure to attach the new medical card to your CDL license through PENNDOT. We also offer mobile services and volume pricing upon request.
CNS offers DOT Physicals at our Lititz, PA location.Our Examiner John Reel PA-C, is a Certified Medical Examiner. You can make your appointment by calling 717-625-0280 or by emailing email@example.com. Mobile options available. Learn more about our mobile testing options by clicking here.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
To save time we recommend that you complete the Medical Examination Report form and bring it with you. If you forget to complete the form or have lost the form, do not panic as we will have forms available for you to complete. We do recommend arriving up to ten minutes early to complete, if necessary. Be sure to bring your drivers license and previous medical card if applicable. To make sure the exam runs as smoothly as possible, drivers with select medical issues, please bring appropriate items or documents needed. Click here for example documents and items.
WHAT IS COVERED IN A DOT PHYSICAL?
This test looks for underlying medical conditions by reading Protein, Blood, Sugar, etc. An example of a medical condition this portion of the exam may uncover is diabetes.
The CME will will check blood pressure and pulse rate, looking for high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats.
The standard to meet is at least 20/40 acuity (Snellen) in each eye with or without correction. At least 70° field of vision in horizontal meridian measured in each eye. The use of corrective lenses should be noted on the Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
The commercial driver must first perceive whispered voice at not less than 5 feet OR average hearing loss of less than or equal to 40 dB, in better ear (with or without hearing aid).
This portion of the examination will check the body for abnormalities.
- General Appearance
- Genito-urinary (hernias)
- Neurological System (reflexes)
- Vascular System
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