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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 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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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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Truck Drivers – Here’s A Few Tips To Get You Ready For Your DOT Physical

Top Tips To Prepare For Your DOT Medical Exam Complete DOT Physical by a Certified and experienced USDOT FMCSA Medical Examiner in Queens, N.Y. Prelude:  This particular post has been very popular over the last few years.  It was originally posted on 2010-05-11 13:08:54.  So I decided to update and re-blog it four years later. […]

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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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DOT Physical Examination Requirement and NYS CDL Drivers With a K Restriction

In New York State a K restriction means that the Commercial Driver can only operate his vehicle within NYS or in other words INTRA-State only.  However, please remember that this does not mean that you do not need a Medical Examiner’s Certificate.  NYS DOT follows  Federal DOT guidelines and unless you operate only in exempted […]

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