WHAT DOES A DOT PHYSICAL CONSIST OF?
The DOT exam that will determine whether or not the driver is fit for work. You will go through the following during the physical exam:
- Vision and hearing tests
- Blood test, to check for high blood pressure or other medical conditions
- Urinalyisis, as part of drug and alcohol testing
SHOULD I BRING ANYTHING TO THE DOT EXAM?
Since you need to disclose your medical history, you should bring a list of any prescription medicines you are currently taking, including the dosage. Also remember to wear or bring glasses or hearing aids.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED A DOT PHYSICAL? AND WHERE DO I GET ONE?
Typically, drivers are required to repeat this exam every 2 years. The follow-up could be sooner, if there are issues that warrant it. The physician in charge of the exam will issue a certificate for drivers that pass. We can release the information if the employer requests it and they have a signed waiver.
Please contact our office at (605)-696-7222 to schedule your DOT Medical Examination.