DOT Physicals for Commercial Drivers
Whether your company employs drivers who make local deliveries or those who make long hauls, you need to make sure your commercial drivers are able to complete a DOT physical every two years in order to maintain their commercial driver’s license.
The regulations for DOT physicals are set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The occupational health providers at Cone Health Employee Health & Wellness know FMCSA regulations and have years of experience providing DOT physicals to drivers throughout the Triad area.
Certified DOT Medical Examiners in Four Locations
Our providers who offer DOT physicals are all listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Your drivers can receive exams at three Cone Health Employee Health and Wellness clinics throughout the Triad. Clinic locations include Greensboro, Kernersville, and Burlington.
What Drivers Should Bring to a DOT Physical
There are certain items drivers should bring with them to the DOT physical to help make the process more efficient. Have your drivers review the list below so that they can be prepared before the exam appointment.
A complete list of current medications, including dosages
Names and addresses of all doctors
If you have vision or hearing problems, bring your eyeglasses, contacts, or hearing aids
If you have diabetes, bring the most recent lab results from your Hemoglobin A1C (HgAIC) and your blood sugar logs
If you have heart-related issues, you must, at a minimum, bring a letter from your cardiologist that outlines your medical history and current medications, and indicates that it is safe for you to work
If you suffer from sleep apnea or use a CPAP machine, please bring a copy of your latest sleep study and the print out from your CPAP machine demonstrating 70% compliance
Following the DOT physical, the medical examiner will send the results directly to the state licensing agency. Employers will also receive results online.