Houston DOT Exam
The Department of Transportation often requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles to get regular physical examinations to make sure they can drive safely. These examinations are referred to as “Department of Transportation physical examinations”. They are highly structured for the safety of the driver.
These tests detect the mental, physical and emotional problems that can affect the ability of a driver to drive a commercial vehicle safely. D.O.T health examiners are specifically trained to understand the regulations and prevent the driver from being improperly eliminated. A Department of Transportation physical exam is valid up to 24 months.
Who needs a DOT physical?
You are expected to have a physical exam and carry a U.S. Department of Transportation medical certificate if:
. – you drive a motor vehicle that holds 9 to 15 passengers or you drive the vehicle more than 75 miles from your work place.
. – The motor vehicle you operate has a gross combination weight rating
. – The materials you transport are hazardous in certain quantities
Houston DOT Physical Exam
You cannot get a license if you take injectable insulin for diabetes, you cannot use any habit-forming drugs if you want to renew your commercial driver’s license and you must have at least 20/40 correct vision in both eyes.
Before you meet the health examiner you should fill out the Department of Transportation physical form. Ensure the answers you give are truthful or you could face serious legal consequences.