DOT MEDICAL GUIDELINES -DIABETES The Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examination is very highly regulated as illness complications can have serious consequences for the driver, the examiner, and the general public. DOT medical guidelines outline the health criteria that commercial vehicle drivers must meet to qualify for certification. One health condition that is closely reviewed by […]

Preparing for Your DOT Medical Exam

Preparing for Your DOT Medical Exam The DOT’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) program has ushered in a new era of driver and employer responsibility in regard to understanding the DOT medical examination process. The NRCME program aims to elevate the DOT medical exam to its originally intended level of scrutiny that can ensure safer drivers and […]


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): 2.   Department of Transportation (DOT): 3.   National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME): 4.   Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA): 5.   FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing information: 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 […]

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