Every 17″ Gets A Sleep Test

Every 17″ Gets A Sleep Test

Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in DOT Commercial Drivers Almost everyday I get confirmation that there are misconceptions and inconsistencies with how medical examiners are managing the screening, evaluation, and management of sleep apnea in commercial drivers....
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...
Update to Previously Transmitted Exam removed

Update to Previously Transmitted Exam removed

Instructions for Reporting Driver Exam Results (Revised) The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has removed the “Update to Previously Transmitted Exam” checkbox from the CMV Driver Exam Report. Here are the revised instructions for...
Specific Answers to DOT Examination Scenarios

Specific Answers to DOT Examination Scenarios

Temporarily Disqualified DOT physical 1)      If a patient is seen for a DOT physical and is temporarily disqualified due to a lack of appropriate documentation at the time of the exam (for instance, the patient has sleep apnea but doesn’t provide proof of compliance...