Lourdes Occupational Health Center offers D.O.T. commercial drivers examinations performed by Certified Medical Examiners.
Why choose Lourdes Occupational Health?
1. We offer competitive rates
2. We have the largest number of Certified Medical Examiners in the area.
3. We provide our patients with letters to take to their Primary Care Providers and complete the report for submission.
4. We stay up to date on the latest D.O.T. requirements* so you don’t have to.
What Health Requirements are included in the physical for the CDL?
1. Vision in both eyes, as well as each eye individually, must be 20/40, with visual improvement devices, such as glasses or contacts permitted.
2. Ability to distinguish color is necessary.
3. Need to be able to perceive a forced whisper at a distance of at least 5 feet.
4. Maximum allowable blood pressure is 160/100. Use of prescription medication to achieve this threshold is allowed.
5. Cannot have diabetes that requires insulin injections. Diabetes controlled through a diet or oral medication is permitted.
6. Blood sugar may not be higher than 200.
7. No use of a Schedule 1 drug, amphetamine, narcotic or any habit forming drug is allowed.
To Schedule a D.O.T. Physical
Lourdes Occupational Health Center
9975 Sandifur Parkway
Pasco, WA 99301 | Directions
The Department of Transportation mandates all modals under the Federal DOT (FMCSA, FTA, FAA, USCG AND PHMSA) enroll supervisors in a mandatory Supervisory Training Class. The focus is on “Reasonable Suspicion Reporting” regarding drugs and alcohol and Washington State law concerning CDL suspensions.
There is no charge for members of Lourdes Consortium Program!
Plus it includes a FREE Continental Breakfast!
Non-members may attend for a fee of $50.00 per person.
The Washington State Patrol also provides an education seminar that allows trucking company owner’s to become familiar with D.O.T rules and regulations.
At this time there are no classes offered. Please email us to inquire about our upcoming training schedule.
If you would like to attend, please register below.
You are no longer able to go into most physician and urgent care offices for DOT physicals. Only a certified medical examiner may perform your physical. It is mandated by federal guidelines that all commercial drivers pass the Department of Transportation physical exam. The purpose of this test is to check whether you are physically capable of driving safely now and in the near future. Passing the exam successfully means you do not have to take the exam again for 24-months. If you have a health issue becoming worse in the in the near term – you will be required to take the exam sooner.
Why a change in the rules?
In 2010, there was an increase of commercial vehicle accidents over 500,000 with over 5,000 resulting in deaths. After a thorough DOT review of the records, they noted drivers and exam forms did not match in all cases, and health issues were a major cause of the accidents. The Federal Highway Administration reviewed the rules, updated changes and increased enforcement to enhance safety to the drivers and to those who also share the national road ways.
The current changes include:
1. Full disrobing to under clothing to note scars of torso or old surgical repairs.
2. Letters, if needed, from specialist to be included with report. HTN, NIDDM, Vision, Hearing, Sleep Apnea, Obese, etc.
3. Physical activities to be noted to include walking in a squat position; commonly called the duck walk. To show capabilities to perform activities of climbing in and out of cab. Can you lift the hood of cab, or bend down to change tire or apply snow chains, etc.
*As of May 21, 2014 new enforcement of requirements in place for the safety of our drivers and those who also use the nations roadways; are electronically collected in a data base for review in the event of an accident.