A DOT (Department of Transportation) physical confirms whether you are healthy enough to perform the demanding profession of a CMV (commercial motor vehicle) driver. It helps to keep the nation’s roads safe and includes:
The practitioner will also check your abdomen, mouth, and throat for other complications, including:
Bring any accounts of your medical history you have to help speed up the process of filling out your paperwork, including your current and frequent medications. Drink at least 8 ounces of water the day before the examination, but try not to drink over a liter.
You should receive a Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), showing that you’ve passed the DOT exam. Once you have that certificate, you should be able to turn it into your employer and continue with your annual review, or the hiring process.