If I’m working for a company is it their responsibility to pay for the DOT physical exam? An Federal DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate (Interstate) is valid nationwide so you can get certified in any state, no matter which state you have your CDL.
See also: Who can I go to to get my DOT physical exam done?
In order to keep your CDL, some states will allow a CDL holder to certify in a category that does not require a medical certificate e.g.
Intrastate Excepted, if they are not currently driving.
All states have based their DOT physical qualifications on some of the Federal requirements, but may grant waivers for certain medical conditions.
If you’re a local driver you can still get your medical card from a certified medical examiner. Fed Ex, UPS and DHL, drivers are subject to interstate regulations even if they drive intrastate.
What if I develop a medical condition while my current medical certificate is still valid?
However, companies require a pre-employment drug test.
Does a DOT medical card have to be obtained in the same state as the CDL is from?
I have a CDL and have been notified to present DMV with a medical certificate or I will lose my driving privileges. Do I need to get a DOT physical just to maintain my license? What is a waiver or exemption and how can I get one? My medical certificate only expires in nine months.
Is the DOT medical card transferrable or do I have to get a new one when I start a new job? Can I get a copy of my DOT physical long form or will I have to take another physical? What if I recently developed a medical condition that I couldn’t drive. Can my Company have different medical requirements than the FMCSA requirements?
Is there a difference between a DOT medical certificate and a DOT physical card? What do I do if my medical card gets lost or damaged? Can my new employer make me get a DOT physical even if my current medical certificate is still valid for another 18 months?