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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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CDL Downgrades. What you can do about it.

Many drivers have called and coming in because they have received a downgrade letter in the mail from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  If you failed to return your self certification letter to tell the DMV the type of driving you engage in or expect to, that is usually the reason for that dreaded letter […]

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New Rules! For DOT Physicals.

I hope that Bill Maher doesn’t mind I borrow the title of this post from that popular segment of his on HBO, but I do think the time is ripe for New Rules! for DOT physicals that is. As everyone should be aware of (by everyone I mean truck drivers, doctors, motor carriers, and any one […]

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Drivers Physicals Must Now Be Performed by Certified Medical Examiners – News – TruckingInfo.com

As a reminder to all commercial drivers, CDL, non-CDL, and CLP holders, all commercial driver physicals must be completed by medical examiners listed in the National Regisstry  of Certified Medical Examiners.  The mandate went into effect last Wednesday 5/21/2014.  Click the link to the NRCME given and also use various apps and tools available such […]

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Military – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Military – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Please see related previous post NYS Veterans Get a Military Skills Waiver when Applying for a CDL.

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New York State Driver Qualification Requirements

New York State (NYS) drivers with a K restriction should keep in mind that NYS follows Federal Regulations, and that a “K ” restriction alone no longer means that you do not require a medical examiner’s certificate (MEC).  See the following dotmedicalexaminer.com/blog1/ for more information regarding the K restriction and the “A3” or (Med Cert […]

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NYS Veterans Get a Military Skills Waiver When Applying For a CDL

If you are a veteran with military experience driving commercial vehicles and are applying for a CDL, you may be eligible for a Military Skills Waiver.  This will allow you to apply for a waiver of the NYS CDL skills road test. Requirements to apply include: a current NYS driver license, or a valid out […]

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NYS CDL Drivers And the “S” endorsement

NYS school bus drivers with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) must have an “S” endorsement as per NY DMV.  This endorsement is necessary to drive specific types of school buses.  In order to apply for the “S” endorsement the driver must already have a passenger or “P” endorsement, or has applied for both the “S” […]

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New York State CDL Holders- Do You Need Help Filling Out Your Self Certification Form?

Originally posted on DOT Physical Rules-Regulations| Randolph Rosarion M.D.:
By now most commercial drivers holding a CDL have received their self certification letter and had to certify as to the type of driving they currently engage in or intend to engage in.  New York State follows US DOT FMCSA regulations for commercial driver qualification…

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NYS DMV CDL Requirements

To renew your CDL. Verify that your address is current on DMV records. Provide a Medical Examiner’s Certificate if you choose Non-Excepted Interstate or Non-Excepted Intrastate types of driving. Since the deadline for mailing in your Self Certification Letter was January 30, 2014, drivers who were not compliant in time or did not receive a […]

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NYS CDL Drivers, Do You Need The New V Restriction?

If you have a medical condition that requires your Medical Examiner’s Certificate to specify that it needs to be accompanied by a Diabetic, Hearing, Vision, Seizure or an SPE (Skills Performance Evaluation) Certificate, then you will need the new V restriction or Variance Restriction.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will mail the Variance […]

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Reasons Your Medical Examiner’s Certificate Will Be Returned To You By The DMV

So you paid for your DOT physical and received your Medical Examiner’s Certificate, and then you receive a letter from DMV.  What could have gone wrong now?  Well, drivers make sure that once you get your certificate that it meets the standards of the Department of Motor Vehicles.  So let’s go through a checklist to […]

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Get your DOT Medical Card Now- Don’t lose your CDL

Jan 30, 2014 was the deadline for commercial drivers (CDL holders) to submit their self certification forms to their State Driver Licensing Agency (SDLA) regarding the type of type of commercial vehicle operation they drive in or expect to drive in with their CDL.  As they say this ship has sailed already.  What happens if […]

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