Services for the Trucking Industry
MaineGeneral Workplace Health is your resource for U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) exams. All of our medical providers are FMCSA-certified medical examiners listed on the national registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
What is a DOT physical exam?
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) all commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must have a DOT physical exam by an FMCSA-certified medical examiner to receive a medical examiner’s certificate (also known as a DOT medical card).
The exam includes a review of health history, physical examination and a urine test (not a drug test). A separate DOT drug test also may be requested by your employer.
Exam results are reported electronically to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) as required by FMCSA. Certified drivers will receive a copy of the medical examiner’s certificate. Help your drivers prepare for their exam with our pre-exam checklist for drivers.
DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing
Workplace Health is your resource for DOT drug and alcohol testing
- DOT consortiums (random pools): FMCSA, USCG, FAA and others
- Trained and certified collection technicians
- Collection site security and integrity
- Negative results reported rapidly (most reported in less than 48 hours; some less than 24 hours)
- Medical Review Officers (MROs)
- Breath alcohol testing
- Collections at our site or yours
Workplace Health is an MMTA-preferred collection site and a FormFox collection site.
Drivers, be sure to bring your driver’s license and your chain of custody form.
Drivers/employers subject to FMCSA drug and alcohol rules include anyone owning, leasing or driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) interstate or intrastate. A CMV is defined as:
- A vehicle with a gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight of 26,001 pounds or more
- A vehicle that can carry 16 or more passengers (including the driver)
- A vehicle of any size that transports hazardous materials and needs to be placarded
Am I Subject to USDOT Regulations?
To help you answer this question, the USDOT has developed a resource, Am I Covered?
USDOT Guidance and Best Practices