It is mandated by federal guidelines that all commercial drivers pass the Department of Transportation physical exam. The goal of this test is to determine whether a potential driver is physically capable of driving safely now and in the foreseable future. Passing the exam successfully means you only have to take the exam in 24 months time, although in some cases this period might be shortened in case that serious health problems could appear in the future.
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. All commercial drivers whose current medical certificate expires on or after May 21, 2014, at expiration of that certificate must be examined by a medical professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Only medical examiners that have completed training and successfully passed a test on FMCSA’s physical qualification standards will be listed on the National Registry.
At this time, Whole Life Health Care does not have a registered medical examiner to perform DOT Physical Exams. We anticipate having one again in the near future.
Check back for updates on this page. You are welcome to call the office at 603.431.6677 if you need a recommendation on where to have a DOT exam in the meantime.