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:
respiratory, cardiovascular, and kidney function
and medical history
The FMCSA provides a list of Frequently Asked Questions
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.