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.