DOT Physical Services
Conspire! can help your company:
- Manage your D.O.T covered employees with pre-employment, random, and follow-up testing – We specialize is FMCSA and PHMSA
- Proof read and revise your company drug and alcohol policy
- Provide you with educational materials and resources
- Conduct D.O.T Medical Exam Certification
- Perform your post-accident testing
Conspire! Colorado Springs Partners with HealthQuest Medical Services, Inc for medical needs
Frank Polanco, M.D., Medical Director
Due to recent changes in the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) guidelines, any employee sent in for a D.O.T. medical exam having been treated, or currently being treated, for a chronic medical condition MUST provide medical records supporting treatment of that condition.
Drivers with pre-existing medical conditions are strongly advised to make their appointment at least one month prior to expiration of their certificate. Pre-existing medical conditions include but are not limited to:
- Heart disease
- Certain medications
- Sleep Apnea
By regulation, Specific Medically Disqualifying Conditions Found Under 49 CFR 391.41 are Hearing Loss, Vision Loss, Epilepsy and Insulin Use.
Drivers who require a Diabetes or Vision exemption to safely drive a CMV in addition to those pre-printed on the certification form are disqualified until they receive such an exemption.
Drivers may either have their medical records sent to our facility before the appointment time and/or hand-deliver the records when they arrive for their appointment.
Failure to obtain adequate documentation will result in non-certification per the D.O.T. guidelines.
Our D.O.T. Fit program allows companies to create a culture where healthy lifestyles and wellbeing among their employees is secondhand nature. Our D.O.T Fit program provides current, qualified drivers with the ability to continually pass their D.O.T. physical. It also allows new drivers to walk into a company culture where they, too, will have the knowledge and experience of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for a career in the trucking industry.
Our D.O.T. Fit program includes guidance on exercise and nutritional options to help drivers manage and improve their health. The D.O.T. Fit program is specifically tailored to Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) drivers. We help companies create a culture of healthy living through providing one-on-one and group training and counseling in lifestyle management as it pertains to health and well-being.
We also create programs for companies that have non-D.O.T. employees, but want to offer the same healthy lifestyle to their staff. Check out our Corporate Wellness page for more details.
Are you looking to provide a better quality of life for your CDL-holding employees?
Contact us for a consultation!
Same-day access to Motor Vehicle Reports
If any of your employees drive company vehicles, Conspire! can provide you with same-day access to Motor Vehicle Reports (MVR). You can also request that MVR’s be repeated on a bi-annual or annual frequency in order to ensure your driver(s) keep a clean record.
Commercial Motor Vehicle driving reports are also available.
Don’t forget that we are also available for post-accident testing, should the need arise. This will include both Breath Alcohol Testing (should be performed within 2 hours of the accident) and post-accident drug testing.
We’re here to serve you and help keep your employees and customers safe & healthy.
D.O.T Facts You Need to Know:
If you or your employee’s fit into the below description of a ‘covered employee’, you are subject to pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and follow up drug and alcohol testing.
Covered Employee: Any person who operates a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property of the motor vehicle – 49 CFR Part 382.103.
- Has a gross combination weight of 26,001 pounds or more, or has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds, or
- Is designated to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver, or
- Is used to transport materials, which require the vehicle to be placarded under the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
FMCSA – An occurrence involving commercial motor vehicle operating on public roads in commerce, which involves:
- A human fatality
- Bodily injury requiring immediate medical treatment away from the scene and a citation is issued to the driver performing safety sensitive duties, or disabling damage to any motor vehicle requiring towing and a citation is issued to the driver performing safety sensitive duties. 49 CFR 382.303
Employers MUST provide educational materials explaining drug and alcohol regulatory requirements and employer’s policies and procedures meeting regulation requirements.
Distribution to each employee of these educational materials and the employer’s policy regarding the use of drugs and alcohol is mandatory. 49 CFR 382.603
The amount of unfilled trucking jobs in the United States has increased drastically over the years. “Make no mistake, the driver shortage is a challenge, but it is not an insurmountable one.” ~ Bob Costello, Chief Economist for the American Trucking Association, in reference to an ever-increasing driver shortage.
This should come as no surprise to companies that employ and contract with CDL (commercial driver’s license) drivers, the shortage is only getting worse, which is posing a significant current, and future, challenge to obtain and keep qualified drivers.
HireRight, one of the world’s largest employment screening services, has been following the trends of recruiting and retaining truck drivers through providing a Transportation Spotlight survey. Their 2016 Transportation Spotlight report found that of all drivers leaving the trucking industry, 21% were choosing to do so due to health related issues.
While most companies are willing to invest in recruitment and retention efforts through higher pay, benefits, employee recognition, upgraded equipment, etc., the report found that “as many as 45% of respondents to HireRight’s survey did not offer a wellness program at all”.
Colorado is not immune to the nationwide shortage of licensed CDL holders, in both the public and private sectors. Among many other reasons, health problems associated with truck driving are becoming an increasing challenge. It is a challenge that demands careful review and better solutions from companies employing drivers.
We at Conspire! are proud to offer a resolution to keep your drivers on the road.