March 13, 2018

Company launches IT platform to speed driver medical exam process

Pass My Physical platform sets digital alerts to facilitate process.

By DC Velocity Staff

Pass My Physical, a cloud-based technology company, said today it has launched a platform designed to eliminate most delays associated with the Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examination process for commercial truck drivers. Drivers must pass a medical exam and be certified by a certified medical examiner to gain and hold a commercial drivers' license (CDL).

The platform is comprised of a mobile app for drivers and a web-based application for motor carriers, the Syracuse, N.Y.-based company said. Once their information is added into the mobile application, it populates the exam form which can be printed off at any time, the company said. CMV drivers understand what they need for their exam, and they are provided with regular reminders as well as solutions such as personalized medical clearance letters to ensure they have everything ready prior to the exam.

Drivers can use the mobile app to interact with their motor carrier's web application, the company said.

Motor carriers can use the web application to track the exam status for all of their drivers. They can also be notified when drivers need to update their certification, when an examiner's certificate is about to expire, and when changes in medical regulation or guidance occur, the company said.

"The nature of DOT physical exams has historically led to delays in medical certification due to exam complexity and ambiguity," Dr. David Thorpe, Pass My Physical's president, said in a statement. "By streamlining the exam process, the platform eliminates most delays and helps keep freight moving with more medically qualified drivers, ensures new hires arrive at a terminal prepared to take the medical exam, and reduces medical certification costs by eliminating the need to retake the exam."

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