DOT Physical Exams
What Is a DOT Physical Exam?
The DOT physical exam certifies that a driver is capable of safely operating a CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle). This exam is required by the FMSCA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration).
Who is a DOT exam required for?
A DOT physical is required for those who:
- Operate a motor vehicle for interstate commerce with a gross combination weight rating, gross vehicle weight rating, or gross combination of weight over 10,000 pounds
- Operate a motor vehicle designed to carry more than 15 people, or are paid to operate a motor vehicle designed to carry more than 8 people
- Transport hazardous materials
- Are required to have their CDL (Commercial Drivers License) by their employers