Are Your CDL Drivers Ready for the Road?

Are Your CDL Drivers Ready for the Road?

Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium Offers DOT Physical Exams and is a DOT Drug Testing Location

When hiring to fill an open position, you want to make sure your top candidate can handle the job. You evaluate their skills and experience and observe how they handle themselves during an interview. But can he or she physically handle the work? The transportation industry requires drivers have DOT physical exams to ensure employees can complete the necessary tasks and drug tests before and after they are hired. Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC) not only serves as a DOT drug testing location, but also as a site for employee physicals.

Under the rules of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Association, commercial motor vehicle drivers must have a physical by a certified, trained medical examiner to make sure they meet industry health requirements. WDTC examiners will:

  • Take a health history
  • Do a vision and hearing screen
  • Check blood pressure and pulse rate
  • Collect urine for a specimen testing
  • Conduct a 12-point physical body exam

“The exams make certain drivers are physically able to do what’s needed for their job” said WDTC President Mike Bray. “DOT physical exams are valid for up to 24 months so companies not only need to check new employees, but also that current drivers are also up-to-date. Driving a large vehicle is not like driving a car. Commercial vehicle drivers need to deliver top driving performance and be able to respond quickly to traffic changes and make good decisions.”

WDTC offers businesses and drivers an affordable, convenient option when it comes to getting the physical exam. The company offers drug testing services for new and current drivers and is an Accredited-Certified Third Party Administrator (C-TPA).

With transportation regulations changing frequently, let the professionals at WDTC help keep your company in compliance. WDTC can help your company with online supervisor training to spot potential drug use, drug tests for applicants and employees, and DOT physical exams. We are also a DOT drug testing location with convenient locations and partner relationships with over ten thousand sites across the country. Learn more about WDTC and its services by visiting our offices in Green Bay and Fond du Lac or visit http://widrugtesting.com. You can also contact WDTC President Mike Bray at 888-784-8842 or email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

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