The CDL physical exam is a requirement for all commercial DOT drivers. CDL licenses come with a lot of responsibility, and liability, which is why in order to maintain employment as a driver at all it is required to have up-to-date CDL physicals on file at all times. Failure to complete, or keep up with, your CDL physicals can even lead to termination of employment and other serious repercussions.
According to the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), “all commercial drivers of vehicles in interstate commerce with a maximum gross vehicle weight of over 10,000 pounds are required to obtain and maintain a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (ME Certificate) –” and that’s not all. CDL drivers must also go through a “self-certification” process in which they formally affirm their intensions to operate within only one of four specific commercial categories, to the State Driver Licensing Agency (SDLA). This is a great time to provide the SDLA with their own copy of your ME Certificate so you can get that taken care of as well.
For the most part, local and state requirements for CDL physicals mirror those of the federal guidelines. You have to have one every year to prove that you’re capable of driving a commercial vehicle safely under any circumstances, both now and through the rest of the year. And failure to comply can leave you suffering restricted driving privileges, and temporary ineligibility to command any commercial vehicles that require CDLs.
Get Your CDL Physical At AS Medical Group Madison Heights Urgent Care
One of the benefits of choosing AS Medical Group Madison Heights Urgent Care as your primary care facility is that we truly really do have it all, for your entire family. We’re not just a one-stop-shop for family medicine, COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and other non-emergent health care services – although it is true we do have all those things and more. We aim only to be the comprehensive health resources center you need and deserve. That’s all. So, if you need your CDL physical renewed, please, do not delay. AS Medical Group Madison Heights Urgent Care is an incredible health services and resources center devoted to providing extraordinary care no matter what our patients need.
CDL Physicals Madison Heights MI
Are you looking for CDL physicals Madison Heights MI? Walk-Ins Welcome – No Appointment Needed! Call AS Medical Group Madison Heights Urgent Care at (248) 307-7796. We are located at 32600 John R Rd. Madison Heights, MI 48071. We accept all insurances, and have English, Arabic, and Chinese/Mandarin speaking practitioners standing by to guarantee every patient’s comfort!