Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Introduction The Skill Performance Evaluation, like other evaluations performed on drivers applying for an exemption or relief from the regulatory standards, requires the input of certain medical specialists. […]
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 […]
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FDA approves “pacemaker like” device for Sleep Apnea. Implanted in the chest it stimulates the hypoglossal nerve to keep primary…
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 […]
MEDICAL CERTIFICATION WATCH: FMCSA gets largest weekly increase for National Registry: Land Line Magazine
With 16 days remaining before compliance is required, the number of certified medical examiners (CME) continues to rise as May 21, 2014 approaches. As of May 2, 2014 there are 17,643 CMEs […]
I don’t think any one will fall asleep watching this video. These guys not only are funny, but in this short video they are able to teach as well, and there is […]
What’s the relationship? Nothing. Although it doesn’t feel like it here in New York City, especially after the deluge we had yesterday on the last day of April, I just thought I’d […]
Law Enforcement and Judiciary – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Compliance – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Reciprocity and Recognition of United States and Canadian Commercial Drivers Licenses – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Reciprocity and Recognition of United States and Canadian Commercial Drivers Licenses – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
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 […]
Heart Disease and Commercial Driver Certification Guidelines.
According to this Medline Plus article as of 2010 approximately 9% of Americans have diabetes mellitus (21 million adults) and 12% have pre-diabetes. The rise in diabetes is in conjunction to the […]
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How long is the medical examiner’s certificate good for? The maximum duration is 2 years from the date of examination, if there is no reason to…
FMCSA grants OOIDA petition to extend clearinghouse comment period: Land Line Magazine.
The derailment occurred on Dec.1, 2013 when the conductor reportedly nodded off at a sharp turn near the Spuyten Duyvil train station, leaving four dead and 70 injured. He apparently had a […]