Take the headache out of completing the necessary information for your physical by downloading the app. Let us know when you arrive if you have used this option and we will skip that part of your visit. You can get right to the exam.
Fill out your personal history in the app.
Bring your device to your appointment.
Your information is stored securely and transferred to us once you release it at our office.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees this medical program for approving commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) and certified medical examiners (CME).
Dr. William C. Bond is an FMCSA certified medical examiner (CME), who completed the required training and passed the federal examination. He has extensive experience working with professionals and completing government mandated examinations.
All DOT exams cover the basics of a standard physical
Medical history questions
Hearing and vision tests
Blood pressure and respiratory exam
Preparing for the exam
Here is what you will need to complete your certification:
Corrective lenses (Glasses or contacts) if used
Certain medications such as methadone, medical marijuana, diabetic insulin, and anti-seizure meds used to prevent seizures will prevent you from passing. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/what-medications-disqualify-cmv-driver.
Sleep apnea patients using CPAP should bring their compliance report proving they are using your machine and obtaining desired results. Your CPAP supplier or sleep medicine doctor should help with this report.
Drink plenty of water before your visit
Because a urinalysis is a required component of the examination drink enough water before your appointment.
Ensure your blood pressure is LESS than 140 over 90. Uncontrolled, previously diagnosed high blood pressure is an immediate fail; the first time you have high blood pressure you may receive a 3-12 month grace period extension but thereafter high blood pressure will cause you to LOSE your CDL.
Any Additional Questions?
Feel free to contact us ahead of time and our staff will help you with any questions or concerns you may have.
If you have questions about FMCSA or DOT regulations the FMCSA keeps a comprehensive frequently asked questions page to help drivers get answers on selected topics. Click below to Learn More.