Providing DOT/DMV Medical Exam and Testing Services Nationwide
Real Occupational Testing Services is a state-of-the-art drug testing facility that provides affordable DOT/DMV Medical Exam and testing services nationwide. Individuals choose Real Occupational Testing Services because of our high level of commitment to personalized, knowledgeable and expert DOT/DMV Medical Exam testing.
DOT/DMV medical exam and testing services provided by Real Occupational is affordable and accurate, with personal service that is fast, reliable, warm, friendly and professional.
DOT/DMV Medical Exams and Testing - The Purpose
A report released in early 2017 from the University of Utah School of Medicine found something of concern to all commercial transport companies, as well as anyone traveling on our nation’s highways: unhealthy truck drivers have as much as four times the risk of being in a vehicular crash than healthy drivers.
This compounds findings reported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (“National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury,” 2015) that identified high rates of poor health indicators within the profession. That study, published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, found that among 1,670 long-haul truck drivers interviewed at 32 truck stops, 69% are obese (BMI of 30 or higher), 17% are morbidly obese, 51% are cigarette smokers, 14% have diabetes (twice the national average), and 22% have high cholesterol.
Many of these physically disabling conditions also render truckers unable to perform essential job responsibilities. Drivers need to be proficient at their work, be alert, and be able to meet the physical demands of their jobs. Also, they need to be free of illegal substance abuse.
It’s important for employers to adhere to legal considerations around such tests, including the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This is why Real Occupational Testing engages Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved techniques and services; the firm also assembles and sends complete documentation of results back to the DOT, as required for drivers to achieve required certifications.
DOT/DMV Medical Exams and Testing - The Process
Every employer has different needs and requirements of its workers. The baseline for all is safety: is the employee predisposed to accidents, either through substance abuse or a safety-critical deficiency (vision or hearing loss, for example)? Employers can also insist on a minimum of physical ability to perform required functions, such as lifting heavy objects.
Schedule your DOT/DMV Medical Exam and Testing
Choose Real Occupational Testing Services to perform DOT/DMV medical exams to ensure reliability, accuracy and confidentiality while providing professional, friendly and respectful service equal to our expertise.
To schedule your DOT/DMV medical exam please call us at 1-800-690-4362 today.