Who needs CDL DOT Physical Exams?

  • Class A Truck Drivers
  • Class B License Drivers
  • Driving Instructors
  • Ambulance Drivers

All Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers who work in INTERSTATE commerce are required to maintain a medical certificate based on FMCSA requirements:

  • If they operate a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or more.
  • If they operate a motor vehicle designed to transport more than 15 passengers.
  • If they operate a motor vehicle designed or used to transport between 9 and 15 passengers, for direct compensation, beyond 75 air miles from the driver’s normal work-reporting location.
  • If they transport hazardous materials, in a quantity requiring placards.


  • Intrastate certification is regulated by the DMV of each state. All states have based their physical qualifications on some of the Federal requirements, but may grant waivers for certain medical conditions.
  • Some carriers e.g. FedEx, UPS and DHL, are subject to interstate regulations even if they drive intrastate.

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