Physical Nature of the Job
There may duties in addition to the driving task for which a driver is responsible
and needs to be fit. Some of these responsibilities are: coupling and uncoupling
trailer(s) from the tractor, loading and unloading, inspecting the operating condition
of the tractor and/or trailer(s) before, during and after delivery of cargo; The
above tasks demand agility, the ability to bend and stoop, the ability to maintain
a crouching position to inspect the underside of the vehicle, frequent entering
and exiting the cab, and the ability to climb ladders on the tractor and/or trailer(s).
You can visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov
for more information and requirements for passing the DOT physical exam.