There are Regulations and … Everything Else

There are Regulations and … Everything Else

The FMCSA is urging medical examiners to give clear explanations to drivers regarding certification determinations, and to distinguish between what is “required” by regulation and what is recommended as guidelines or best practices.  There are only 13...
Doctor Shopping

Doctor Shopping

DOT exams are for Public Health and Safety Commercial drivers can be very difficult to deal with when they have medical conditions requiring further follow up. There are a lot of reasons for this, most importantly to them, their livelihood. But you have to remember we...
Does the Driver Get a Hard Copy of the Medical Certificate?

Does the Driver Get a Hard Copy of the Medical Certificate?

This just published from FMCSA: Important: Medical Examiners must continue to issue Medical Examiner’s Certificates. There seems to be confusion amongst medical examiners about whether or not to give a driver a hard copy of his/her medical certificate. Yes, now,...
Intrastate Waivers

Intrastate Waivers

Am I required to have a medical certificate if I only operate a CMV in my home State (intrastate commerce)?  Intrastate drivers are subject to the physical qualification regulations of their States. All 50 States have adapted their regulations based on some of the...