Updating my DOT physical information

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  1. Node

    Node Bobtail Member

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    I currently have my CDL A permit and was wondering if I were to get another physical would I have to go into the Florida dmv to update the information, even if the old physical is still valid?
     
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    flybynight12 Medium Load Member

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  3. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Yes! Because once that new physical hits the database you're old physical becomes void. I don't know if the update is automatic or not.
     
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  4. Node

    Node Bobtail Member

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    Is there anyway to do this out of state?
     
  5. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    It might already be done. I don't know if it is automatic or not. All I know is once you get a new physical any older ones are void.
     
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  6. FLtoOKBound

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    Call the FL DMV they'll help you to get it to them.
     
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  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Contact your state dmv and find out many states allow you to email or fax it in.
    Google your state dmv site.
     
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  8. TruckerJimbo

    TruckerJimbo Medium Load Member

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    CDL Self-Certification System

    You will need an image file (may need PDF copy, but a photo may do...) of the medical certificate, I think...to attach to the forms. I have not done this for quite some time now, as my employer takes care of it.
     
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  9. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    When you get a new DOT exam and paperwork you must update the state with your new DOT exam paperwork/info in whatever manner your state requires it. The DOT doctor sends info to the state showing you have a new exam. If the state doesn't have your newest exam your state record is incorrect.

    Internet search your state name, CDL self-certification of medical exam. Some states you have to walk into the DMV and show paperwork. In many or most states you can update your medical exam online. There is a short period after your DOT exam for you to notify the state.

    You can probably get away with having overlapping medical exams until something happens, like a cop or your boss wants to see your medical exam paperwork and you show them the wrong paperwork.
     
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    Internet search your homestate, CDL medical self-certification. Missouri, for example, the only way to update the state of your new exam is to walk into a DMV office. Most other states you can do things online or with a fax.
     
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