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Category: Medical Conditions

FMCSA & other DOT Agencies guidance on medical conditions affecting fitness to perform duties and certification

Color vision testing and color blindness.

Types of Color Vision Tests – AOPA. Color blindness is a mostly inherited vision abnormality where there is deficiency in perception of red, green, and blue due to abnormality of cone cells […]

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Controversies Loom over 2016 Obstructive Sleep Apnea Recommendations

Timeline 3/8/2016:   After recommendations from the National Transportation and Safety Board the FMCSA and FRA jointly published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  The purpose was to […]

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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