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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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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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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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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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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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