What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration?
“The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 created the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. The primary mission of FMCSA is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. FMCSA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and employs more than 1,000 individuals in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.” – www.fmcsa.dot.gov
Why is the DOT physical examination important?
“The FMCSA physical examination is required to help ensure that a person is medically qualified to safely operate a CMV. In the interest of public safety, CMV drivers are held to higher physical, mental and emotional standards than passenger car drivers.” – www.fmcsa.dot.gov
Who needs a DOT physical examination?
“In general, all CMV drivers driving in interstate commerce within the United States must obtain medical certification from a Medical Examiner. CMV drivers from Canada and Mexico can be medically qualified in their countries.” – www.fmcsa.dot.gov
What can we offer you at Advanced Health Services?
At BHS, we are privileged enough to work with three registered Medical Examiners. Our physicians and staff are knowledgeable of the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations and are able to provide you with the necessary testing and care you need to complete your physical.
Our physicals last between 30-45 minutes and include the following tests:
- Urine Analysis
- Vision Screening
- Biometric and Vital Signs
- Physician Physical
Upon completion of the physical, all results are uploaded to FMCSA’s secure website. For more information about FMCSA physicals, please contact BHS or visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov.