The joint FMCSA/FRA ANPRM Rule on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been withdrawn. According to FMCSA, after reviewing all the public comments there was not enough information to support moving forward […]
“Also, the FMCSA has no jurisdiction on the TC, but can audit, sanction, and remove MEs who certify drivers improperly on a repeated basis. The purpose of the NRCME was to create a group of examiners trained and knowledgeable with the demands of commercial driving, FMCSA regulations and how CMV drivers physical examination and medical conditions affect safe driving and public safety. The FMCSA needs to give MEs the tools they need to properly evaluate the CMV driver on insulin so that the ME will not have to rely on the “hearsay” of the TC. “
If you remember Johnny Depp’s movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, I can certainly ask the same of the FMCSA. What’s Eating the FMCSA?, because a lot seems afoul with the new rule.
This proposed rule was published today 5/04/2015 and may very well be: The most important this year regarding driver qualification standards. The immediate link is available by going to Docket ID: FMCSA-2005-23151 […]
Diabetes: Insulin v.s. Pills-Effect on Health (JAMA Study) & a ME’s Viewpoint on Commercial Driver Fitness Determination.
It is vital for patients to discuss all their medications with their personal physician. When it comes to diabetes more than 21 million Americans are affected. After hypertension, many of the commercial […]
Instructions for insulin dependent drivers to apply to the Federal Diabetes Exemption Program.