OCCUPATIONAL RESOURCES ON THE WEB

Occupational Health Resources on the Web For Occupational Health information, including state and federal regulations, take a look at some of the sites listed here: 1.   Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA): www.osha.gov 2.   Department of Transportation (DOT): www.dot.gov 3.   National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME): https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/Drivers.seam 4.   Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA): http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ 5.   FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing information: http://www.dot.gov/odapc/part40 6.   Center […]

DOT Checklist Need to know what to bring to your DOT physical?

DOT Checklist Need to know what to bring to your DOT physical? To contact us directly to discuss what you need to bring to a DOT Physical, Click Here All drivers Bring a complete list of ALL of your medications, including the doses and your doctor You may want to complete section 1: Driver Information […]

Does a DOT Physical Include a Drug Test ?

Does a DOT Physical Include a Drug Test ? “Does a DOT physical include a drug test” is a recurring question asked by CMV drivers. Most CMV drivers are required to take a DOT physical exam every 2 years to maintain their DOT medical certificate and CDL. For many, the DOT physical is extremely stressful, […]

Medical Condition – Medical Release Opinion

One of the complications of getting your medical certificate is if you have a medical condition that may pose a risk to safety while operating a commercial motor vehicle. How does this play into the FMCSA DOT physical exam? The medical examiner has a responsibility to ensure that a commercial driver does not have any […]

Your Best Driver Failed a DOT Drug Test, Now What?

What CDL Drivers & Employers Need to Know For many employers it can be a stressful and confusing time when an employee tests positive on a DOT mandated drug or alcohol test. Does the employer now have to “DO” anything? Must the employee be fired? How long will the driver be out? Can the driver […]

If You Take These Medications, You Might Not Get A CDL

If You Take These Medications, You Might Not Get A CDL If you suffer from anxiety, depression or other mental illnesses but take medication to treat the symptoms, you may be ineligible for a CDL or you may need a Medical Release Opinion letter. Millions of Americans suffer from anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses […]

Same Day DOT Physicals Drug & Alcohol Testing Gallatin, TN

http://dotphysicaldoctor.com/tn/dr-michael-tigges/ What Drivers Are Saying “Great place to go to! Very nice and welcoming from the moment you walk into the door. I would highly recommend everyone to go to Dr Tigges for any medical needs. The lady in the office is extremely nice as well.” Justin M “Very short wait time. Super friendly staff. […]

DOT Physical Doctors Driver Friendly™ DOT Physical Locations

Same Day DOT Physicals Drug & Alcohol Testing Gallatin, TN Same Day DOT Physicals Drug & Alcohol Testing 529 Hartsville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 Phone: 615-452-1575 Fax: 615-230-6041 Directions   Parking Parking for big rigs, buses and tractor trailers is available right next door at Food Lion Grocery Store. 615-452-1575   Same day appointments Walk […]

What are the blood pressure requirements to pass the DOT physical?

What are the blood pressure requirements to pass the DOT physical? Here are the medical guidelines according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Note that employers are allowed to impose more stringent medical requirements.  A driver with a BP of less than 140 / 90 may be medically certified to drive for […]