FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS:
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR DOT EXAM
A DOT exam is a simple and hassle-free three-step process that involves taking your medical history, performing the exam, and completing necessary paperwork.
To provide an idea of your general health and family background, you will be asked to fill out a brief one-page medical history detailing past illnesses, diseases that run in your family, and your overall health.
Once you have provided your medical history our team will review the information you’ve provided, go over any medical conditions you may have and perform a basic urinalysis test. As part of the exam the doctor will also:
Measure your height
Take your weight
Take your blood pressure and pulse
Test your range of motion
Examine your eyes and ears
Check your breathing
The final step in the process is the paperwork. Once your medical history and exam are complete, the office will fill out all the necessary paperwork to process the exam results. When you leave the office, you will get a copy of the exam to take with you when you get your CDL, and a second copy to give to your company. We will also keep a scanned copy of the exam in your file at the office. After all the paperwork has been processed, you will get your own DOT medical card to keep with you when you're driving.
Note: If you need a copy of the DOT exam faxed to your company, please have the fax number handy.