What is covered in a DOT physical?
If you are a professional truck or bus driver, you need a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. As a requirement, the checkup allows you to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and confirm the capability to handle the extensive hours, arduous agendas, and pressure of handling commercial vehicles.
What is a DOT physical?
There are regulations to ensure the safe handling of commercial vehicles. In every state, there are specific protocols. The test assesses general health along with mental and emotional fitness for the demands of professional driving.
All commercial drivers must carry a certificate of optimum health which you will receive after complying with a DOT physical.
Who needs a DOT physical?
If you belong to any of these categories, you need a DOT physical.
- Operate a motor vehicle that carries more than 15 people
- Handle a motor vehicle carrying more than 8 people.
- Handle a motor vehicle that has a gross weight of over 10,000 pounds
- Transporting hazardous materials that require your vehicle to be placarded
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