What is a DOT physical exam or CDL physical?
A DOT physical, also called a CDL physical, is a test of your general health, mental and emotional well being and is a requirement that is mandated by federal law for anyone planning to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).
Passing a DOT physical exam will ensure that a CMV driver is fully equipped to handle the physical demands of operating a commercial vehicle, including the long driving hours, hectic and exhausting schedules, and the stress that goes along with it.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)—the organization that sets regulations for the trucking industry—requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to receive physical exams regularly. The FMCSA only allows certified medical examiners (CMEs) to perform DOT physical exams.
What is tested in a DOT physical?
- blood pressure/pulse rate
- physical examination
The physical examination portion will check the body for abnormalities.
- general appearance
- genito-urinary (hernias)
- neurological system (reflexes)
- vascular system
What should I bring to my DOT physical exam?
In order for your DOT exam to go as smoothly as possible, arrive early, be prepared, and bring any personal documents and information you might need, such as:
- the Medical Examination Report (also available in the office)
- driver’s license
- medical card (if applicable)
- medical records
There are several other things you can do to be prepared for your DOT physical exam depending on your particular situation, such as drivers who have specific medical issues.
Where can I get my CDL physical?
We offer DOT exams at our location in Lititz, PA with John Reel PA-C, our Certified Medical Examiner (CME), and we also have mobile DOT physicals available.
Why choose CNS for my DOT physical?
We know your time and money are valuable, which is why we have flexible availability during the week and the weekend.
We are efficient in scheduling appointments and respect your time, preventing you from having long wait times in crowded waiting rooms. We also have competitive rates, and we understand your budget and operating costs as a driver and/or company.
The CNS staff is experienced and friendly, and our Certified Medical Examiners are professionals that will effectively evaluate your status.
After receiving your new medical card, our licensing team will be sure to attach the new medical card to your CDL license through PennDOT.
Schedule your appointment below or contact us with any questions.
DOT Physical Exam: $99.00
DOT School Bus Physical Exam: $65.00
Group Volume Discounts & Mobile Options Available
(Call 888-260-9448 for pricing options)