As a result of the unexpected delays in posting the final versions of the newly revised driver examination forms and recognizing that MEs need to have access to the forms prior to the effective date for a number of reasons, FMCSA will allow MEs to use both the current and newly revised versions of the Medical Examination Report Form and Medical Examiner's Certificate from December 22, 2015 until April 20, 2016.
FMCSA bulletin release regarding obstructive sleep apnea and applying physical qualification standards to commercial motor vehicle drivers
The trucking industry is waiting on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to provide guidance on when medical examiners should screen truck drivers for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Truck Stop Health Care, a Florida start-up company, is trying to launch a national service to provide certified medical examiners at truck stops to provide DOT-certified physical exams to CDL drivers.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering granting exemptions to moving truck drivers and some drivers with health issues.
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