Military Skills Test Waiver Status Map – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

As a follow up on a previous post on the military skills waiver program. this is the current status map on a State by State basis. Military Skills Test Waiver Status Map – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Sleep Apnea Facts

Drivers here are some sleep apnea facts for you from the American Association for Respiratory Care. Also see previous post  on sleep apnea danger and rules.

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Medical Examiner’s Certificate Expiration Date

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 reduce the length of certification of the driver otherwise.  (i.e. due to medical conditions like diabetes or hypertension, driver may be certified for 1 year or less). However, remember […]

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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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In NYC a Truck Is Not The Same as A Commercial Vehicle!

For the purpose of parking, standing and stopping rules, a vehicle shall not be deemed a truck or commercial vehicle unless they  follow the rules below.   Trucks and commercial vehicles are two distinct classes of vehicles in NYC that have different rules and regulations that applies to them. Definition of a Truck:  Section 4-13 […]

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Vision requirements & restrictions

What are the NYS vision requirements in general? (For non-commercial drivers) Vision requirements & restrictions.

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

DOT FMCSA-FAA-USCG-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 near-accident.  I really didn’t expect […]

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DIabetes Risks Test

Drivers, according to the Center For Disease Control (CDC) 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, approximately 25.8 million or 8.3% of the population have diabetes mellitus.   Commercial drivers, especially OTR drivers who often spend weeks at a time away from home are at an increased risk of developing diabetes due to poor diet or nutrition, […]

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