DOT Medical Exams
If you’re a truck driver, it is required under FMCSA regulations to have a DOT physical exam, which is valid for up to 24 months. The medical examiner may also issue a medical examiner’s certificate for less than 24 months when it is desirable to monitor a condition, such as high blood pressure. Once the driver is examined and determined to be physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the driver will receive a copy of the physical exam results and a complete Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
If you’re looking for a same-day, walk-in DOT physical exam, Valley Truckers Exam Center (VTEC) is the company for you. Conveniently located at 1550 W. Colony Road, Suite B.Ripon, CA 95366, we are proud to serve those in Stockton, Manteca, Modesto, Turlock, and surrounding areas. VTEC has been around for over 30 years, and we’re a FMCSA/DOT Certified Facility for DOT physicals. VTEC provides fast, hassle-free exams to get you back on the road quickly.
Do you also need a DOT pre-employment drug test? Here at VTEC, you can take care of both of these tests during one visit. We also offer quick enrollment in our DOT random drug and alcohol testing program.
VTEC is proud to offer a wide variety of different physical exams. For more information, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we would be happy to help. From small to large trucking companies, VTEC provides DOT physical exams for all types of drivers. We also cater to owner operators!
What to Expect During a DOT Physical
A DOT physical exam will incorporate an assessment of a worker’s vision, hearing, blood pressure/pulse rate, and overall physical ability. If a pre-employment drug test is required, this DOT physical exam will also include a test for illegal drugs in the system. If the driver takes any medications, they’ll need to bring a complete list of them to the physical exam, including the doses and doctor information. For any drivers that require corrective vision or hearing assistance, they’ll need to bring in their eyeglasses, contacts, or hearing aids. If a driver suffers from any other medical condition, they may be required to bring additional information into the DOT physical exam. Fasting is not a requirement prior to the visit.