DOT Regulations

Important News: DOT Regulations Changing in 2014

Beginning May 2014, DOT exams must be performed by a certified DOT examiner. ALL of our Providers are DOT Certified and listed on the National Registry of Medical Examiners for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

 

Needed Documentation for CDL Physicals
If you have chronic medical conditions, the Department of Transportation is requiring we have documentation from your primary care doctor or specialist that you are compliant with your care. Below are some of the more common issues that we see which will require further documentation. To make the certification process smoother, it would be best if you brought the information with you at the time of the exam. If we do not have the information, we may not be able to complete the DOT paperwork at the time of the physical.

Be sure to bring a list or bottles of all medications and vitamins or supplements that you are taking.
 
Blood thinners: Coumadin
We will need a copy of the results for your last PT/INR (lab tests).

Heart:
If you have high blood pressure, or are taking medications to control your blood pressure, please bring a list of all your medications.

If you had a recent heart surgery or procedure, you will need to have a copy of the required testing. (Stress test, echocardiogram, etc). Please see the regulations in the DOT website or call the office for more information.

Diabetes:
We need a copy of your results for your last Hbg A1C (lab test) to show that your diabetes is under control.

Sleep Apnea:
A copy of the report from a download of information from your machine will be necessary to prove compliance with the use of the machine.

Mental Health:

If you are on medications for mental health issues such as anxiety, severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, or ADD you will need to bring a note from your psychologist or primary physician that your issue is under control are safe to drive a CMZ based on the guidelines from the FMCSA. You may need to take a copy of the regulations to your health care provider to review id they are unfamiliar with the requirements.

Waiver:
If you have a waiver, you must present a copy to the office at the time of the exam.

There are many areas that may require further testing or records review. Please be aware that this may occur when scheduling your next physical.