The DOT requires all commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers or those who are applying for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to receive periodic physical examinations. The purpose of DOT physical examination is to ensure your own safety, as well as the safety of all the people who share the road with you. Hence during the physicals your overall health and physical condition is evaluated to ensure that you don’t have any health issues that would interfere with your ability to drive safely.
DOT and BAT Certified Drug Testing
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has special requirements for drug testing. These requirements impact jobs governed by DOT regulations, like trucking and commercial vehicle drivers. DOT drug tests can be performed for many reasons. They can be performed randomly, when an employer has reasonable suspicion that an employee is intoxicated, as part of a DOT physical exam, after an accident, and as part of a return-to-duty exam—just to name a few.