According to federal laws, anybody who wishes to obtain a CDL is required to have the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination administered by a certified medical professional. The test enables the DOT to decide whether you’re in good health or if any medical conditions will inhibit your ability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle in the foreseeable future. If you pass your are usually cleared to have a CDL for two years, at which point you will have to re-pass DOT exam.
At Health Express we administer DOT physical exams and work to get you seen and on your way just as quickly as we can. You don’t have to make an appointment days or weeks in advance with your primary physician, just stop by Health Express and get your exam done when you want.
First Time DOT Physicals and Re-Certifications
The DOT physical examination process is very specific. The basic of the DOT physical exam include:
- Examining your vision in both eyes
- Investigating your ability to see in color
- Determining your ability to perceive the sound of a forced whisper from 5 feet away
- Checking your blood pressure (has to be lower than 160/100)
- Testing your blood sugar level (has to be less than 200)
What we’ve listed above spells out just the basic elements of the DOT physical. The certified medical professional who performs the exam will work to make sure you know what to expect during the test.
Get Your DOT Physical Done Right Away
The law states that drivers of commercial vehicles 10,000 lbs or heavier in Massachusetts must carry a valid DOT medical certificate. Also those who transport 15+ passengers and/or carry hazardous materials requiring a placard on their vehicle are also legally required to hold a valid DOT medical certificate.
Don’t put off getting your DOT physical done. At Health Express, we have a schedule that fits that of most people. If you require a DOT physical certificate and you need it performed fast, accurately and at the right price, then visit Health Express in Weymouth serving the Duxbury, Kingston and Pembroke area and let us perform your DOT physical.
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.