DOT Medical Exams
Dr. Tasky is the region’s #1 expert in the DOT medical exam. He was the Twin Ports area’s first Certified Medical Examiner – complying with the FMCSA standards that are in effect as of Spring 2015. He has performed thousands of DOT exams, and has taught the DOT Physical to hundreds of other doctors and nurses through Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Commercial Drivers are required to have physical examinations at least every 2 years - more often in some instances.
Anyone who holds a commercial drivers license or operates a commercial motor vehicle. (For a physical exam, a CMV is defined as having a gross vehicle rating of 10,001 lbs, capability of carrying 8 or more passengers (including driver) for compensation, capable of transporting more than 15 passengers (including driver) - not for compensation, or transporting hazardous materials with a hazardous materials plaque)What does the exam include?
The exam includes vision, hearing, blood pressure, lab tests, and a physical examination.
Once all criteria are met, the driver will be issued a Medical Examiner's Certificate and given a copy of the long form.DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing
Some drivers will also need initial and random drug and alcohol testing. Anyone driving a vehicle over 26,000 lbs, capable of carrying 16 or more passengers, or transporting hazardous materials with a hazardous materials plaque qualifies. Others needing these services are ship crewmembers, pipeline worker, public transportation workers, and railroad workers.
We work with Task Force Occupational Health and Drug Testing to provide these services at our location.