The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial drivers to meet certain criteria related to their physical health in order to operate large vehicles. Any business that employs drivers for commercial purposes has to ensure their drivers clear a DOT physical. Unless cleared by the DOT, they are not allowed to drive. DOT physicals give employers a peace of mind that the drivers are healthy enough to operate commercial vehicles.
You can make DOT physicals easy for your business by getting in touch with Chiropractic Care and Rehab Center. Estero chiropractor Dr. Green is licensed to carry out DOT physicals and test the candidates based on different factors. The results of the tests, as issued by the chiropractor, are considered valid by the DOT. For companies that have a number of employees who have to take a DOT physical, you can arrange to have Dr. Green come to your office location and carry out the tests.
The process itself is quite simple. The tests don’t take long and it only takes around an hour or so for the results to be issued. The drivers who clear the test are then issued a DOT medical card. Upon receiving this card, the drivers are deemed fit to drive large commercial vehicles, provided they have a valid driving license. At our Estero office, we offer walk-in physicals and can also come to your location if necessary. This will make conducting the DOT physicals easy for you.
The employer also has the right to ask for additional testing. The standard tests that are part of a DOT physical include:
• Blood Pressure
Although drug and alcohol tests are not always part of a DOT physical, the employer may wish to test for alcohol or drugs. Dr. Green is certified to provide BAT/SAT alcohol testing. Upon passing the physical, you will be issued a Medical Examiner's Certificate that will stay valid for up to two years.
For easy DOT physicals, call Chiropractic Care and Rehab Center in Estero, FL today.DOT Forms