DOT and CDL Exam FAQs
DOT and CDL exams have been performed for several years and are intended to help facilitate a healthier and safer professional driver on the United States highways. Whether it is a driver, a fleet administrator or a third party administrator working on behalf of one or the other, there has been an absence of a fully interactive database of qualified medical providers that meet the requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration certification requirements. Changes in certification requirements have reduced the number of providers from over 440,000 to just over 40,000 and though this is a sufficient number to service the market, consumers require high value tools to assist them in navigating the market.
The following is a more comprehensive list of DOT and CDL Exam frequently asked questions (FAQs) to better acclimate you:
- What is a DOT Medical Exam?
- What Should I Bring With Me To The Exam?
- What are the different places that I might get a DOT Exam?
- Do I need an appointment?
- What is the cost of a DOT exam?
- Is a DOT medical exam covered by insurance?
- Can I receive primary care from a DOT Medical Examiner?
- Will I be provided immediate results of my examination?
- What is an acceptable wait time to get a DOT Exam?
- Are DOT exams available at nights, on weekends, holidays?
- What other costs should I be prepared to pay?
- Do DOT Examiners provide other medical services?
- Can a DOT Examiner prescribe medications?
- Are DOT Exam Locations Open 24 Hours A Day?
- What laboratory tests and supplies/equipment are required for a routine DOT medical examination?