The article “Disqualified” appeared in Overdrive magazine in 2006. Although somewhat dated, it gives valuable insight into the commercial driver with impairments caused by physical or medical conditions. It tells of the personal […]
How to designate a medical examiner administrative assistant
As most of you know by now, you may now designate a medical examiner administrative assistant (MEAA) who will get access to the National Registry and perform reporting functions on your behalf. […]
Skill Performance Evaluation 49 CFR 391.49
SPE evaluation for limb deficiencies or amputations.
Medical Examination Report Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate, Who Gets What and Why?
Who should keep the original Medical Examination Report Form (MERF) and for how long? How many times have you been asked by a manager at a trucking or bus company to give […]
The NRCME: The Top 10 Questions I Will Not Miss When May 21 is Here.
As a tribute to David Letterman who is to retire soon, and with the May 21, 2014 compliance date almost here, I thought I would try to remember the top 10 questions […]
High Blood Pressure and the DOT Medical Examination: “real”, or “white coat”, – Guidelines still apply.
One reason I see drivers become frustrated during the physical examination is when they are told that their blood pressure is elevated or that they may have hypertension. The “knee jerk” response […]
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