When driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), it is very important that you, the driver, are safe. Every time you get into the driver seat you are not only responsible for your own safety but as well as the safety of anyone on the road with you. This is a reason why the physical examination is a mandatory. By taking the exam you certify that you are healthy enough to perform the duties put in place by the job and keep our highways safe.
Who needs a DOT medical card?
Those operating the following vehicles in interstate commerce need to have a DOT medical exam: Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) or gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), or gross combination weight (GCW) or gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 10,001 pounds or more;