Lehigh Valley Spinal Care Center is currently providing physical examinations for Commercial Vehicle Drivers. Dr. Ross Buchieri is a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Examiner, and is qualified to perform CDL/DOT physical examinations for both commercial driver’s license holders and school bus drivers.
Our friendly and courteous staff will make every effort to schedule drivers for their physical examination within a 24 hour time frame. We provide convenient hours at our office that can accommodate most drivers’ schedules.
Commercial Drivers required to get medical clearance:
FMCSA regulates that interstate commercial vehicle motorist must have a physical exam and carry a medical examiner’s certificate/card when operating a vehicle which GVWR is over 10,000 pounds in interstate.
The following categories of drivers have been recognized by the Department of Transportation:
Class A- Any combination of vehicles with GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class B- Any single vehicle with GVWR of 26,0001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
Class C- Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A, or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous material.
After May 21, 2014 only providers who are listed on the national registry may be utilized by drivers and commercial motorists to perform CDL/DOT physical examinations.
If you would like to make an appointment for your CDL/DOT physical please bring:
- Current Driver’s License
- Current CDL/DOT medical certificate
- Glasses (if worn for driving)
- Hearing aid
- List of current medications
*No caffeine or nicotine 2 hours prior to exam
*Be able to produce a urine sample.