DOT Physical Examination

Remedy Now Healthcare provides Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examinations in Milwaukee. With fast and friendly efficiency our team will guide you through the process and ensure your comfort along the way. We are experienced providers of DOT physical exams and know what evaluations are required as part of the criteria for the examination.

Who Needs a DOT Physical Exam?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the group governing DOT physicals and health professionals who are certified to provide these services, a DOT physical is required when a driver is operating commercial vehicles across state lines (also called “interstate driving”), that are:
  • Vehicles with a combined gross vehicle weight or weight rating of 10,001 lbs. or more.
  • Vehicles used to transport 9-15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation.
  • Vehicles used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) regardless of compensation.
  • Vehicles used to transport hazardous materials in quantities that require placarding under the hazardous materials regulations
  • Intrastate drivers, or drivers that stay within one state, may also require a DOT physical depending on the regulations that are specific to their states.

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Professional DOT Physical Examination

How to Prepare for a DOT Physical Exam in Milwaukee

Department of Transportation exams take approximately 45 minutes. Before arriving for a DOT physical, you will need to gather the necessary information and documents to bring.

    • Employer Authorization Form

      If you are being sent by your employer.
    • Current Medications

      List of all current prescription and over-the-counter medications, including dosage use and strength.
    • Past Surgeries or Medical Conditions

      List of all past surgeries and medical conditions.
    • Allergies

      List of all known or suspected allergies and details of the adverse reaction.
    • Pre-Existing Conditions

      If you have pre-existing health conditions that require documentation for clearance or exemption. Examples of additional documentation include a copy of a stress test or echocardiogram for those with coronary disease or completed medical exemptions for vision, hearing, or seizure disorders.

What Evaluations Are Included in a DOT Physical Exam?

    • Vitals Testing and Physical Examination

      Vitals include pulse, height, weight, and blood pressure. The FMCSA also requires urinalysis, which looks at the protein, blood, and sugar in a urine sample to rule out underlying medical problems.
    • Vision Testing

      In addition to more general testing, the FMSCA requires vision testing to ensure drivers are meeting the standard of at least 20/40 vision acuity in each eye with or without correction (glasses or contacts) and at least 70° field of vision in horizontal meridian measured in each eye (the area of visibility for each eye’s line of sight).
    • Hearing Testing

      This is often evaluated through a whisper test, a test in which the examiner will record the distance from the driver at which a forced whispered voice can be heard. Hearing can also be evaluated through an audiometry test. An audiometry test is a way to measure the ability to hear sounds at different frequencies to determine if the driver has experienced hearing loss.
    • Physical Examination

      A physical examination is required to examine the various body systems, including the skin, heart, lungs, neurological system, and more.
    • Drug Screen

      Although it is not part of the DOT physical exam, the DOT also requires a drug screen which can usually be completed at the same time as the physical examination.

What Happens After the Exam?

Upon finishing the physical exam, the examiner will complete his or her assessment and complete the required physical paperwork. The provider can certify a driver for the full two-year period or choose a shorter period if medically necessary. Some health conditions require routine annual monitoring while others may just need a shortened initial monitoring period while another testing is performed. A certification card will be provided to the driver at the conclusion of the visit. If the provider does not have enough information at the time of the exam, and approval is not possible, the exam may be suspended while additional information is gathered.

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