DOT Physical Dunellen
Driving a commercial vehicle is a big responsibility, as you influence the lives and property of yourself, your employer, and those who are around you. Part of keeping your commercial driver’s license (CDL) and your CMV job is to be fit for the roads. The Department of Transportation (DOT) promotes safety in many ways, including by requiring all interstate commercial vehicle drivers to pass a physical exam. You can get your DOT physical near Dunellen as part of your qualifications to be a CMV driver.
Components of the Physical
These are some of the requirements for passing the DOT near Physical Dunellen.
- Vision better than 20/40 in each eye, with glasses and contacts allowed.
- A1C test under 10%.
- No use of needle-injected insulin.
- Blood pressure within normal ranges or, if elevated, a shorter term physical clearance can be provided.
Astrahealth makes getting your DOT physical near Dunellen easy. You can schedule your appointment at a convenient time, including possible slots on some evenings and weekends. After you pass your physical, you receive a copy of the results. We also provide a Medical Examination Report, or an official copy of the physical results, to the DOT.
The DOT requirements include getting another physical every 24 months for as long as you are working as a CMV driver. If you have a condition that could change faster than that, your examiner can make your physical valid for less than 24 months. Examples include diabetes and high blood pressure.
The Importance of FMCSA Licensure
You cannot get your physical done by just any health practitioner. The DOT physical can only be completed by a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)-licensed doctor, physician’s assistant, or similar practitioner. Astrahealth is FMCSA-certified and listed on the National Registry, so you need look no further to get your physical.