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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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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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Things to remember for your DOT Physical.

1.  You must see a certified doctor listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners NRCME. It’s the law and all the States are following the new Federal requirements, as far as I know.  if you see a doctor who is not listed in the NRCME a.k.a. ” Not Certified”, your medical examiner’s certificate […]

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391.62 Exempt Intracity Zone

Originally posted on DOT Physical Rules-Regulations| Randolph Rosarion M.D.:
…and while we’re at it let’s talk again about 391.64, since both 391.62 and 391.64 can be a source of confusion. We saw in an earlier post that when filling out the medical examiner’s certificate certain boxes can confuse medical examiners, drivers, and motor carriers.…

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The Federal Vision Exemption Program-New Proposed Changes and Distinction from 49 CFR 391.64

Originally posted on DOT Physical Rules-Regulations| Randolph Rosarion M.D.:
Federal Vision Exemption Program:  The current Vision Exemption Program was established in 1998.  It was preceded by the Vision Waiver Program of 1992.  The criteria used to determine commercial driver eligibility, as well as the condition and reporting standard that must be met by drivers…

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

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Commercial Drivers and Neurological Hearing Disorders

Originally posted on DOT Physical Rules-Regulations| Randolph Rosarion M.D.:
Follow up and continuation from an earlier post addressing hearing disorders: The Deaf CMV driver-Hearing Requirements…   Commercial drivers with hearing disorders or trauma, who have symptoms that may interfere with driving, such as balance problems and dizziness need further evaluation by a specialist before they can…

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Come May It’s a Brave New World For DOT Medical Examiners

Originally posted on DOT Physical Rules-Regulations| Randolph Rosarion M.D.:
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 the outcome of the FMCSA investigation of the bus driver involved in this…

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