Department of Transportation (DOT) Physicals


The Department of Transportation has specific criteria which drivers are required to meet.  These are described in the Code of Federal Regulations.  

In short the DOT physical assesses a person's:

  • mobility

  • strength

  • visual acuity

  • hearing

  • respiratory, cardiovascular, and kidney function

  • and medical history

The FMCSA provides a list of Frequently Asked Questions

Please note:

Person's not able to qualify under DOT requirements may qualify for the Federal Driver Exemption Program or Oregon Waiver of Physical Disqualification.  For more information visit Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services.