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    Department of Transportation (DOT) Exams

    The DOT requires that most truck/van/bus drivers and commercial motor vehicle drivers have a physical exam every one or two years in order to renew their license.

    During the physical exam, the physician checks height, weight, blood pressure, vision and hearing, and a physical examination is performed. If glasses are worn, bring them to your exam. A urine specimen is also requested.

    Some employers request that you have a urine drug screen and breath alcohol test at the time of your physical exam.

    Note: In most cases, insurance does not pay for DOT exams, so the exam will be an out of pocket expense for the patient.