In a word, SAFETY. The official website of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) states the following.
“The general purpose of the history and physical examination is to detect the presence of physical, mental, or organic conditions of such character and extent as to affect the ability of the driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safely. This examination is for public safety determination and is considered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to be a ‘medical fitness for duty’ examination.”
The National Wellness Courses training routine for becoming a Certified Medical Examiner (CME) is designed to make it easy for Doctors who already know how to perform an exam to learn the additional “ins and outs” for assessing DOT drivers to ensure that they are fit for duty.
This is a great opportunity to help more people in your community. Take this course if you want to do it right the first time. Learn what it takes to become certified and be prepared for the national exam.