The States and Washington DC are the backbone of Commercial Driver’s Licensing. They issue the licenses and assess the qualifications and validity of each of their drivers. Source: States – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration For rules regarding: Certification and Records check: CDLIS (Commercial Driver Licensing Information System), and NDR (National Driver Registry), Self Certification Forms etc. Knowledge and skills test Third party Skills Testing Military Exemptions for Skills Testing Non-domiciled CDL Exemptions, Penalties and more
Source: Trucking and fatigue | More accurate ways to detect and combat fatigue | Technology content from Fleet Owner Fatigue plays a significant role in driver performance, job satisfaction, and safety on the road. Measuring fatigue with technology (i.e. biometric devices) like the Readiband from Fatigue Science and others from companies like Circadian Fatigue Management is one way to do this, as well as the proactive measures that can be taken by employers, such as allowing truck drivers sufficient rest and […]
USDOT Medical Examiner’s Certificates issued by Dr. Gerard Surya and Dr. Larhonda FarmerImportant Information About the New Federal Requirement for Commercial Drivers: National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Source: Medical Certification Requirements
New diabetes standard for commercial drivers in the works: Land Line Magazine.
“the driver’s incapacitation due to his severe medical conditions and the failure of the medical certification process to detect and remove the driver from service”.
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An important FMCSA webpage. Includes Executive Summaries, Full Evidence Reports, and Expert Panel Opinions on various medical conditions that affect commercial driver certification such as OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) and other sleep disorders,diabetes mellitus, cochlear implants, seizure disorder, drug & medication use and more. If you are getting ready for a DOT physical and have medical issues, we will help you navigate through the confusion and separate fact from fiction. Call now to book your DOT physical at 718-701-5949. […]
Are you a commercial driver who is diabetic and using insulin? Insulin treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) is one of the four non-discetionary standards. Other medical conditions that are also non-discretionary (meaning the medical examiner must follow certain rules or laws set by the FMCSA in determining driver qualification) are history of epilepsy or seizures, not meeting the vision standards and or the hearing standards . A special piece of paper called an exemption is required, and can only be […]
DOT Reminds Commercial Drivers that Physicals Must Now Be Performed by Certified Medical Examiners – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Medical – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
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According to this Medline Plus article as of 2010 approximately 9% of Americans have diabetes mellitus (21 million adults) and 12% of them have pre-diabetes. The rise in diabetes is in conjunction to the rising obesity rate which is estimated to be 32% of the U.S. population in 2010. The FMCSA States: The driver with diabetes mellitus who does not use insulin is eligible for certification, unless the driver also has a disqualifying complication, co-morbidity, or fails to meet one […]
Drivers, If you have or had any history of cardiovascular disease (heart disease), that includes angina (chest pain), myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack, please read the following requirements when you come in for your DOT physical exam. If you’ve had any procedures for these medical conditions, including angioplasty, stents, or bypass surgery, you will need to familiarize yourself with the following FMCSA guidelines. Please share them with your treating doctor as you will need to provide us with medical […]
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