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A Driver’s Guide to the DOT Physical Urine Dipstick Test.

Source: Interpretation of Bedside Urinalysis This post was published in Life In the Fast Lane , a blog from a group of docs from down under (Australia/ New Zealand), and would serve well to answer many of the questions you may have during your DOT physical about the urine test. How accurate is the urine […]

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Mayo-ATRI NRCME Impact Survey: National Registry Sharply Criticised and CME Incompetence Ranked Third in Motor Carrier Concerns

Originally posted on DOT Physical Rules-Regulations| Randolph Rosarion M.D.:
The Mayo Clinic and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released a joint study to gauge the experience of medical examiners, and trucking industry professionals (drivers and motor carriers) with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).   The Mayo Clinic conducted the…

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Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Obstructive Sleep Apnea | Federal Railroad Administration

Originally posted on DOT Physical Rules-Regulations| Randolph Rosarion M.D.:
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended DOT to take action, and in a joint FRA and FMCSA ANPRM the two agencies seek public input to address the prevalence of moderate to severe OSA in safety sensitive individuals, the associated risks, and the cost and…

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Regulatory Issues, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

This OOIDA page will help you with the new medical certification requirements and the regulatory issues affecting truck drivers. Fighting for the rights of truckers and providing truck industry related benefits, services, rebates, insurance on trucks, education and tools for the trucking industry in grain valley, missouri and beyond. Source: Regulatory Issues, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers […]

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Information and forms (Article 19-A)

Sign up for our LENS program to get CDL abstracts.  Why are there special requirements for motor carriers who employ bus drivers? Source: Information and forms (Article 19-A)

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Overview

What is LENS?LENS is an automated reporting system. It reviews the driver license records of your organization’s drivers and reports changes to you by email, on DMV business days. LENS can notify you about the following events when they post to your drivers’ license records Source: Overview

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New CDL testing and commercial learner permit (CLP) standards

Overview:  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has amended commercial driver license standards.  This regulation is referred to as the ‘CDL Permit Rule’ and mandates compliance by July 8, 2015.  The New York State DMV will implement the rule in phases, from April through July of 2015.We refer to the Commercial Learner Permit as […]

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

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Medical Applications and Forms – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA announces a 120-day grace period during which Medical Examiners may use either the current or the newly revised versions of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC). This period is from December 22, 2015, until April 20, 2016. This action is being taken to ensure that Medical Examiners have […]

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Did FMCSA fail to notify Medical Examiners of NPRM- Diabetic Standard?

From Ask the Trucker Truth about Trucking: Allen Smith. Certified Medical Examiners were not notified by the FMCSA of the NPRM, this same rule which would put most of the burden on them when deciding if the driver… via Did FMCSA fail to notify Medical Examiners of NPRM- Diabetic Standard?.

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New DOT physical Form 2015 and how to fill out current MER and MEC.

Questions still arise on how to fill out the current Medical Examination Report Form (MER) and Medical examiner’s Certificate (MEC).  The FMCSA answered some of these questions in a bulletin to certified medical examiners on 6/17/2015.  Its reviewed here as well as the new MER MCSA-5875 and MEC MCSA-5876 that medical examiners will be required […]

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Types of Color Vision Tests – AOPA

Types of Color Vision Tests – AOPA. Color blindness is a mostly an inherited vision abnormality where there is deficiency in perception of red, green, and blue due to abnormality of cone cells located in the eye.  Red-green color blindness is passed from mother to son on the 23rd chromosome (sex chromosome).   The 23rd […]

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FMCSA’s New Proposed Rule to Amend Driver Qualification Standards for Insulin Treated Diabetes.

Originally posted on DOT Physical Rules-Regulations| Randolph Rosarion M.D.:
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 at the regulations.gov website or simply clicking this provided link to read the document…

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Who Is Subject To DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing?

Originally posted on Truck Driver Physicals & NYC TLC Physicals |Queens,NY:
Safety sensitive employees are subject to DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing. Federal Initiatives include:  On September 15, 1986 President Ronald Regean issued Executive order 12564 – Drug -Free Federal Workplace Program.  This set Department Of Transportation (DOT) agency responsibilities for establishing a plan…

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Driver & Vehicle Examination Report Violations

When drivers get pulled over to get their vehicle inspected, sometimes it’s not just the vehicle which is out-of-order but the driver himself.  Needless to say, usually citations will be issued affecting both driver and vehicle.  What were some of the common violations that drivers presented to our office with Last month?  Violation of 391.41(a), “operating […]

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