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 […]
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. Drivers, If you have or had any history of cardiovascular disease (heart disease), that includes angina (chest pain), myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack, please […]
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 […]
Originally posted on dotphysicalblog|Queens, NYC:
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 […]
The Petition: The OOIDA (Owner Operated Independent Drivers Association) contends in its petition filed on 4/8/2014 to the FMCSA that a delay is necessary in the May 21, 2014 enforcement date requiring […]
From Overdrive Magazine: OOIDA requests FMCSA delay the compliance date of medical registry rule. Click link to the full petition to read the OOIDA request.
From Overdrive Magazine: FMCSA invalidating med cards issued by Georgia doc, drivers must be reexamined.
In the last post we saw that the Medical Review Board (MRB) recommended the 120 degrees binocular Field of Vision (FOV) standard to replace the current 70 degrees monocular standard. […]
Part I. What’s all the Fuss About Field of Vision Changes and What’s This About a Historical Blunder?
I first read about the Medical Review Board’s (MRB) recommendation to change the Field of Vision (FOV) from the current standard of 70 degrees monocular to 120 degrees horizontal binocular field of […]
This is a follow-up post about those cadets and their swift actions to prevent what could have been a disaster on I-95 back on February 9, 2014. We will also now find out […]
Well, it happened last February, thought it would be a short but eye opening read on how important the driver evaluation process is. Although many factors outside our control as medical examiners […]
The Grandfathering Program for drivers participating in the diabetes and vision waiver study program of March 31, 1996 excluded these drivers from the regulatory requirements of 391.41 (b) (3) and 391.41 (b) […]
Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a 2-year period if it finds “such exemption would likely achieve a level […]
The FMCSA published the Notice Of Proposed Rule to establish a Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for Truck and Bus Drivers on February 20, 2014. The deadline to submit comments […]