Required DOT Physicals are now being offered by a CERTIFIED DOT MEDICAL EXAMINER
At 129-10 23rd Avenue, College Point, NY 11356
Call for an appointment 718-463-1166
There is ample free parking for both cars and trucks
Optional exam site in Merrick, Nassau County and Middle Island, Suffolk County, call for more information!
Being a driver for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) can be a great advantage in the working world. It will provide you with a substantial income and superb medical insurance. But it also requires long hours and sometimes many days on the road alone. That is why the DOT has strict parameters for passing its physical exam. You must pass this exam in order to qualify to be an employee of the DOT.
To pass the physical, applicants must not have lost any limbs and must not have mobility issues that would hinder tasks such as grasping steering wheels or gear shifts. You must also be able to apply correct pressure to the brake pedal, accelerator and clutch. Any injuries to hands, fingers, feet or toes must not interfere with these required tasks, if they do, you will automatically fail the physical exam. Rheumatoid arthritis also will disqualify you.
Potential drivers with illnesses such as diabetes (Type I or II) or epilepsy cannot apply to be drivers for the DOT. With these illnesses, you run the risk of blacking out, becoming a threat to yourself and others, with the potential for seizures, sugar shock and coma.
Driver applicants who have been diagnosed with any form of heart disease or who have had a stroke or heart attack cannot apply. If you have a history of any respiratory illnesses such as emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or chronic asthma, you will also not be allowed to apply. Having these illnesses puts you at risk of having a heart attack, stroke or losing consciousness while driving.
High blood pressure, even if you’re taking medication, can lead to disqualification.