See also: Who can I go to to get my DOT physical exam done?
I have a CDL and have been notified to present DMV with a medical certificate or I will lose my driving privileges. Do I need to get a DOT physical just to maintain my license?
They also usually will pay for the exam if they require it. The DOT physical exam requirements do not include a drug test.
Is the DOT medical card transferrable or do I have to get a new one when I start a new job? Can I get a copy of my DOT physical long form or will I have to take another physical? What if I recently developed a medical condition that I couldn’t drive. Can my Company have different medical requirements than the FMCSA requirements?
If a truck has a DOT# on its side, does the driver need a medical card to drive it?
If I’m working for a company is it their responsibility to pay for the DOT physical exam? An Federal DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate (Interstate) is valid nationwide so you can get certified in any state, no matter which state you have your CDL.
For more information see our blog post New FMCSA Medical Certification Requirements.
In order to keep your CDL, some states will allow a CDL holder to certify in a category that does not require a medical certificate e.g.