DOT Physical Exams - What You Need to Know!

Should an employer request a copy of their driver's medical examination form? How can employers help ensure their drivers are physically fit to perform safety-sensitive duties in-between required physical exams?

Truck drivers tend to have more physical and mental health problems than the average worker due to the nature of the job. They frequently suffer from neck, back, hip, knee and other musculoskeletal injuries due to repeated stress from driving long hours. Additionally, they have higher rates of obesity, hypertension, diabetes and sleep disorders.

However, companies are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they hire and only retain employees who are physically qualified to perform the required duties of a driver. The effect of losing just one driver due to DOT physical disqualifications can be devastating since it takes time and money to replace a dependable, seasoned driver.

Join us Wednesday, May 12th, as Dr. Todd Simo, HireRight's Chief Medical Officer and Managing Director of Transportation explains the extra steps you can take to help ensure your applicants and drivers are medically fit to drive.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Assessing who is ultimately responsible for driver safety
  • The regulatory basis for exam review
  • How to evaluate medical information - red flag concerns
  • What to expect from a MRO management program
  • Evaluating driver medical fitness for ongoing performance
  • Real world examples where medical fitness was an issue
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Featured Speakers

Dr. Todd Simo Dr. Todd Simo
Chief Medical Officer and Managing Director of Transportation at HireRight., HireRight
Dr. Todd Simo currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Managing Director of Transportation at HireRight. He came to HireRight with a decade of experience in the medical consulting arena. Prior to HireRight, he was the Medical Director of an occupational health clinic in Virginia and owned a consulting firm providing medical director service to multiple companies located throughout the country. In that capacity, he established multiple customer specific health and drug screening services. In his current position, he oversees HireRight's medical department.