The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a physical exam to assess the driver’s ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle. The examination evaluates the physical, mental, and emotional state for drivers, including:
- Commercial truck drivers
- Construction / heavy duty equipment operators
- Bus / school bus drivers
A DOT physical examination must be conducted by a licensed “Medical Examiner” listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. The term includes, but is not limited to, doctors of medicine (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice nurses (APN), and doctors of chiropractic (DC). 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.
How to get an DOT Physical Exam for your Commercial Drivers License
You must have a physical exam conducted by a certified Medical Examiner. Dr. Ina Kelemen is Board Certified in Internal Medicine who has been trained, tested and certified to perform medical examinations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in interstate commerce. (National Registry# 1050101825). Based in Farmingdale, NJ, Dr. Kelemen’s office is conveniently accessible in Monmouth County and Ocean County, New Jersey.
Schedule your appointment
Please contact our office at (732) 938-7002 to schedule an appointment for your DOT / CDL Medical Exam.