Federal states that anyone who is obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) must take the physical Department of Transportation (DOT), and it must be given by a medical professional that is legally certified to do so. The physical enables the DOT to determine your eligibility or disqualify you if your medical condition will hinder you from safely driving a commercial motor vehicle. If you pass your physical, you are typically cleared to have a CDL for two years and then you will have to be re-examined and re-certified.
At Health Express, we have certified medical professionals on-staff to give the DOT physical exam. Our staff and physicians work hard to give you a thorough exam as required by law. There’s no need for an appointment to be set in advance just stop by Health Express and get your exam done on your timetable.
Fast And Easy First-Time DOT Physicals and Re-Certifications
The federal government sets out a very specific DOT physical process, which includes:
- A vision exam
- Testing for color-blindness
- Determining your perception of a forced whisper from 5 feet away
- Taking your blood pressure measurement (has to be lower than 160/100)
- Testing your blood sugar level (must to be less than 200)
The above is simply the basic elements contained in the DOT physical. The medical professional who gives you the exam will talk with you so that you know what to expect.
Don’t Wait To Get Your DOT Physical Done
Drivers of commercial vehicles that weigh 10,000 lbs or more in the state of Massachusetts have to possess a valid DOT medical certificate. Drivers who transport 15+ passengers and/or carry hazardous materials that require a placard on their vehicle also must have a valid DOT certificate to do so.
At Health Express, our schedule is designed to meet the needs of most busy people. If you need to have a DOT physical certificate and you simply can’t wait, stop by Health Express in Weymouth, serving the Holbrook, Randolph and Weymouth area and let us help.
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.