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The U.S. Department of Transportation requires individuals to pass a physical exam before licensure as commercial truck drivers. If a medical professional determines that the individual is healthy enough to drive a commercial vehicle, they will issue the driver a medical certificate, also known as a DOT "medical card." If the driver loses this card or certificate, replacement is usually a simple matter.
Request a Replacement
If you've lost your medical card, contact the medical professional who performed your physical exam and ask about her procedure for replacement. You may have to pay a fee for a replacement card or certificate. Another option is to ask your employer for a copy from your personnel file.
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Lainie Petersen writes about business, real estate and personal finance, drawing on 25 years experience in publishing and education. Petersen's work appears in Money Crashers, Selling to the Masses, and in Walmart News Now, a blog for Walmart suppliers. She holds a master's degree in library science from Dominican University.
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