Federal law mandates that, anybody who wishes to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) must have the DOT physical exam administered by a certified medical professional. The exam allows the DOT to determine whether you are eligible to obtain the license or whether any medical conditions will prohibit you from safely driving a commercial vehicle. If you pass the physical, your are usually allowed to have a CDL for two years at which point you will have to be re-certified.
At Health Express we give the DOT physical exam and offer it with our convenient office hours so that you can be seen and on your way. There’s no need to make an appointment, just stop by Health Express.
Fast And Easy First-Time DOT Physicals
The federally mandated DOT examination is very specific. The basics of the physical portion include:
- Testing your vision and your ability to see in color
- Determining your ability to hear the sound of a whisper from 5 feet away
- Checking your blood pressure (has to be lower than 160/100) and testing your blood sugar level (has to be less than 200)
The above list is just the initial areas of the DOT physical. The medical professional who administers the exam will work to make sure you understand the complete scope of the entire exam.
Your DOT Physical Is Important
The law specifically states that drivers of commercial vehicles 10,000 lbs or greater must possess a valid DOT medical certificate. Also those who carry 15+ passengers and/or hazardous/dangerous goods that require a placard on their vehicle are also required to hold the same certificate.
We have office hours that meet the needs of most people. If you need a DOT physical and you need it performed quickly, accurately and at an affordable price, then visit Health Express in Weymouth, serving the Cohasset, Hingham, Hull and Scituate, MA area.
Check in is easy and can be done online. We have several exam rooms, an X-Ray department, and an on-site lab so you will receive high quality medical care from an ER trained doctor that is both fast and convenient.