DOT - CDL
Department of Transportation Commercial Driver's License Physicals
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Thank you for keeping us going strong!
Your Care providers are registered with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
We will continue to serve our community with Walk-In Department of Transportation Commercial Driver's License Physicals!
Walk-In today for your DOT physical.
Appointments are available.
Due to the new federal Department of Transportation regulations and oversight of Commercial Driver, there has been increased scrutiny of issues related to your health and fitness for obtaining your Commercial Driver’s License since May of 2014. The federal regulators have dramatically tightened the examination procedures and instituted strict compliance oversight regarding driver fitness.
As of May 21, 2014, your DOT physical medical examiner must be on the National Registry
of Certified Medical Examiners; All providers at Your Care providers are registered.
Your Examiner’s NRCME number must be written on the physical exam paperwork.
It is now the responsibility of the driver and their employer to verify that the examiner is on the
NRCME – https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov.
The ongoing strict blood pressure guidelines will continue to be followed.
o A blood pressure of 140/90 or higher will result in progressive limitations associated with
your CDL and recertification time frame, as has always been the case.
There is now dramatically increased scrutiny of obesity, body mass index and neck
circumference as relates to the risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), daytime sleepiness and/or
risk for driver impairment for which a CPAP (breathing machine) may be required. All of the
following will result in an automatic limitation of your CDL to no more than three months
duration until further diagnostic testing and evaluation have been completed.
o Obesity as measured by body mass index (BMI) of 35 or greater (see chart).
o Neck circumference of 17.5 inches or greater
o Evidence of airway obstruction upon visual examination.
Drivers with diabetes, hypertension, evidence of cardiovascular disease, or any other significant
physical findings will likely be subjected to limitations on their CDL. There may request for
further diagnostic testing and evaluation, and reports from treating physicians before the CDL
can be extended.
Driver physicals and documentation are submitted electronically by the examiner to the federal
government, and will soon be required to be entered the day of your exam, thereby making strict
compliance mandatory and inescapable.
We bring all of this to your attention because we here at Your Care want to be as proactive as possible to
help you pass your CDL. Unfortunately, some drivers who have obtained certification in the past may
not qualify under the new guidelines and regulations. Our hope is that all drivers are able to continue in
their chosen profession. Our team at Your Care is here to help facilitate this process and help you be
prepared. Knowledge is power!
Give us a call at 541-548-2899 if you have any questions. Your Care is open every day and after hours and we’re ready for you!