What Does a DOT Physical Entail?
Who We Have Helped
Stockton Unified School District
Professional Charter Services
Valley Pacific Petroleum Services, Inc
Diesel Master Inc.
“Merced County Schools Insurance Group has contracted with Preferred Alliance since DOT-compliance for our Member District’s commercially licensed drivers. The program has been seamless, and without exception, perfectly compliant and trouble-free.”
“DOT regulations are very complex with plenty of gray areas – one mistake can close us down. Preferred Alliance’s timely response and accurate information on how to manage the testing process has helped us achieve ‘letter-perfect’ compliance. We have had a great relationship for almost 10 years – there’s no reason to consider anyone else.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Preferred Alliance for our seasonal drug testing needs since 1998. In our industry, we place high demands on our testing providers for flexible scheduling, quick turnaround, and competitive pricing. Preferred Alliance has consistently exceeded our expectations.”
What To Bring To a DOT Physical Exam
In order to ensure a smooth, stress-free exam process it is important that all Drivers have any and all necessary information with them at the time of the physical. Examples of what a driver should bring include, but are not limited to:
List of ALL medications they currently take including the dose and contact information for the prescribing Doctor.
Eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, or any other visual or audio aid required in order to perform the job functions.
Relevant screening, testing, and diagnostic results for any Driver who suffers from:
- Any form of sleep a disorder such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and insomnia.
- Heart conditions including the use of a pacemaker or stent or anyone who has had a heart attack or open heart/bypass surgery.
- Mental disorders including stroke, seizures, brain tumors, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, or any other disorder that has the ability to negatively impact their mental capacity.
- Anyone who has suffered permanent loss of use in an arm or leg.
*The information above is meant for general guideline purposes only and is not a direct reflection of any or all of the information or testing that may be required. Each physical exam is tailored to a case-by-case basis to be as unique as the individual driver. If a Driver is unsure of their ability to pass it may be beneficial to have them meet with their primary care or specialist PRIOR to scheduling a recertification.