"Keeping the Workforce Drug-Free"

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The Department of Transportation requires licensed commercial vehicle drivers to undergo a physical exam to protect the safety of the driver as well as other who share the road.

 DOT exams must be conducted by a medical examiner who is certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. When an individual has been evaluated as physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle, he receives a copy of the medical examiners certificate that details the results. If the physician determines that the driver has a condition, such as high blood pressure, that should be monitored, a short-term certificate may be issued instead of the typical two-year certificate.