What is included in my DOT Physical?
The practitioner conducting your physical will ask you to perform simple tasks. The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires the following health items to be tested:
Basic Range of Motions
Examination of Your Eyes and Ears
Urine Sample and Analysis
Review of Your Health History
Once you pass the physical, you will be given the completed Medical Examination Report. If you would like a "medical card" to carry with you, the DOT allows drivers two options:
- Purchase a separate "medical card" from an industry supplier of motor carrier forms (e.g., State Trucking Association) before the physical exam and ask the medical examiner to complete and sign it, in addition to the Medical Examination Report form; or
- Print the Certificate on cardstock paper. It is permissible to reduce the size of the Certificate.
If you choose to bring a separate "medical card" with you, your practitioner will be happy to fill out the form for you once you have passed the physical examination!