By Jena Williams

You may have heard the buzz about changes to DOT physicals, but there are a few topics that you might want to prepare for:

  • Is your favorite or company physician registered? If not, he or she will not be able to certify your drivers. It’s worth the time to make the call or check the registry to make sure. The link to the national registry with information on testing and training site is here: https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/home.seam
  • Also, keep in mind that DOT physicals are generally not covered by insurance. So plan to pay at the time of service.
  • And finally, have your drivers all self-certified?  All CDL holders must self-certify in person between January 30, 2012 and January 30, 2014 at your local drivers’ licensing office. This must be done in person.

National registry of certified medical examiners: https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/home.seam

Have you certified? Medical certificates and self-certification: http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/cdlmedicalcertificates.html