The US Department of Transportation has established some minimum qualifications to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) as defined in the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations These include:
The US Department of Transportation requires all drivers to pass a physical examination as part of the qualifications for a CDL license or permit. The qualified medical professional will provide you a ‘Medical Examiner’s Certificate’ or ‘DOT medical card’ if you meet the medical guidelines the Department of Transportation has established. To help you understand the requirements, we have highlighted some of the major conditions below. Consult the FMCSA website for further information.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers maintain a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate to drive. As part of the physical, you are required to fill out the medical history portion of the Medical Examination Report of Commercial Driver Fitness Determination.
If you would like to speed up the process, you can print and fill in the driver’s information and health history of your own copy of the DOT Physical Form by visiting the following link:
At the conclusion of your physical exam, you will be given the motor carrier copy of the Medical Examiner’s Report and Certificate to give to your employer.