The purpose of the DOT Medical Examination is to determine that the driver has no condition that would interfere with the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
Before granting medical certification, the examining physician should be sure that the driver's history, physical condition and all other available information are consistent with the safe performance of his or her duties. If the physician has significant questions about a driver's condition, additional objective data must be obtained and, if necessary, certification should be denied, deferred or limited. As a practical matter, it is the driver's responsibility to provide test results (if tests were performed elsewhere), clearances from specialists and documentation for waivers. All supporting evidence and data should be filed with the DOT examination form and retained like any other medical record.
The opportunity for a truck driver to drive on the highway when he or she has a serious medical condition exposes the public to an unacceptable risk and significantly increases the likelihood of a death or injury to occur. To prevent this from happening, federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations require truck drivers to pass a rigid physical exam designed to ensure that they are physically qualified to drive.
Selected Med-Stop Testing Centers staffed with licensed Medical Doctors will perform medical evaluation for drivers also known as DOT physicals. Our Doctors are trained to be knowledgeable about specific needs of trucking industry and perform examinations according to DOT guidelines. All results are recorded electronically and are made available on Med-Stop Access for Employers immediately following completion of the examination. As an employer with valid access to our System you may view and reproduce Medical Examiners Certificates and complete Medical Examinations forms at any time. No more searching for paper documents or attempts to read some doctors’ poorly legible writing.
Our unique Medical Examination record keeping system makes your compliance requirements management easy and convenient. It also prevents all sorts of fraud by giving access to previous Medical Examinations for Drivers records to our physicians, through our centralized database. As an employer you are just a click away from viewing original documentation of the examination in question on your computer screen.
As an employee, you will receive Medical Examiner’s Certificate - all CDL drivers must have in their possession, an original or photocopy of the Medical Examiner’s Certificate. Your Medical History form will be scanned and made available to specified by you employer for review. In case of medical Certificate loss you can visit Med-Stop testing center at any time and request duplicate of your certificate. This can be done in any Med-Stop Center with Medical Examination service available.
You can also fax your Medical Examination Report – long form at any time and from any place with internet access to selected by you employer using Med-Stop Access for Employees service.