The top priorities at DOT are to keep the traveling public safe and secure, increase their mobility,
and have our transportation system contribute to the nation's economic growth.
DOT employs almost 55,000 people across the country, in the Office of the Secretary of
Transportation (OST) and its operating administrations and bureaus, each with its own
management and organizational structure.
WHAT ARE DOT PHYSICALS?
Federal law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to receive regular physical
examinations under the Department of Transportation. DOT physicals are highly regulated for
the drivers’ safety and are designed to detect physical, mental, and emotional issues that can
affect a driver’s ability to safely drive a commercial vehicle. Concentra’s DOT medical
examiners are specially trained to understand the regulations and prevent drivers from being
DOT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
Employers cannot have drivers out on the road without a valid DOT card. That means that you
can’t legally do business unless your CMV driver is cleared for the road. Because of this, DOT
physicals are a must-have if you’re a commercial driver or employ commercial drivers. They
help ensure your drivers will be safe on the road, and compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration (FMCSA).
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Office of the Secretary
Leadership of the DOT is provided by the Secretary of Transportation, who is the principal
adviser to the President in all matters relating to federal transportation programs. The Secretary
is assisted by the Deputy Secretary in this role. The
Office of the Secretary (OST) oversees the
formulation of national transportation policy and promotes intermodal transportation. Other
responsibilities range from negotiation and implementation of international transportation
agreements, assuring the fitness of US airlines, enforcing airline consumer protection
regulations, issuance of regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation
systems and preparing transportation legislation.
Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) coordinates highway transportation programs in
cooperation with states and other partners to enhance the country's safety, economic vitality,
quality of life, and the environment. Major program areas include the Federal-Aid Highway
Program, which provides federal financial assistance to the States to construct and improve the
National Highway System, urban and rural roads, and bridges. This program provides funds for
general improvements and development of safe highways and roads.
The Federal Lands Highway Program provides access to and within national forests, national parks, Indian reservations and other public lands by preparing plans and contracts, supervising construction facilities, and conducting bridge inspections and surveys. The FHWA also manages a comprehensive research, development, and technology program.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was established within the Department of
Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of
1999 [Public Law No. 106-159, 113 Stat. 1748 (December 9, 1999)]. Formerly a part of the
Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's primary
mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.
Administration activities contribute to:
Federal Transit Administration
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) assists in developing improved mass transportation
systems for cities and communities nationwide. Through its grant programs, FTA helps plan,
build, and operate transit systems with convenience, cost and accessibility in mind. While buses
and rail vehicles are the most common type of public transportation, other kinds include
commuter ferryboats, trolleys, inclined railways, subways, and people movers. In providing
financial, technical and planning assistance, the agency provides leadership and resources for
safe and technologically advanced local transit systems while assisting in the development of
local and regional traffic reduction.
The FTA maintains the National Transit library (NTL), a repository of reports, documents, and data generated by professionals and others from around the country. The NTL is designed to facilitate document sharing among people interested in transit and transit related topics.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for reducing
deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. NHTSA sets and
enforces safety performance standards for motor vehicles and equipment, and through grants to
state and local governments enables them to conduct effective local highway safety programs.
NHTSA investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards,
helps states and local communities reduce the threat of drunk drivers, promotes the use of safety
belts, child safety seats and air bags, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces
vehicle anti-theft regulations and provides consumer information on motor vehicle safety topics.
Research on driver behavior and traffic safety is conducted by NHTSA to develop the most efficient and effective means of bringing about safety improvements. A toll-free Auto Safety Hotline, 1-888-DASH-2-DOT, furnishes consumers with a wide range of auto safety information. Callers also can help identify safety problems in motor vehicles, tires and automotive equipment such as child safety seats.
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) oversees the safety of
more than 800,000 daily shipments of hazardous materials in the United States and 64 percent of
the nation's energy that is transported by pipelines. PHMSA is dedicated solely to safety by
working toward the elimination of transportation-related deaths and injuries in hazardous
materials and pipeline transportation, and by promoting transportation solutions that enhance
communities and protect the natural environment.