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FMCSA Renews Driver Exemptions for Insulin-Dependent Diabetics and for Drivers with Monocular Visions

FMCSA Renews Driver Exemptions for Insulin-Dependent Diabetics and for Drivers with Monocular Visions

The FMCSA renewed the exemptions of drivers with insulin dependent diabetes, and also the exemptions of drivers with monocular vision. The FMCSA has determined that continuing to grant these exemptions meets the standard of providing a level of safety equivalent to that which would exist if the exemptions were not granted. The FMCSA has not granted exemptions related to implantable defibrillators or epilepsy.

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Refresher Training Statement

To remain eligible for listing on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) National Registry (NR) and as required under 49 CFR 390.111(a)(5)(i) Certified Medical Examiners must maintain medical examiner certification by completing training and testing requirements. FMCSA will provide the required (5) year refresher training online to Medical Examiners at no cost. Medical Examiners eligible to take the (5) five-year periodic online training will be notified by FMCSA when the training is available and the examiner is able to access the training site. Please insure your National Registry account Profile information page is accurate and current. Failure to complete...

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FMCSA Establishes National Training Standards for New Truck and Bus Drivers

FMCSA Establishes National Training Standards for New Truck and Bus Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced December 7, 2016, a Final Rule establishing comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Under the Final Rule, applicants seeking a CDL would be required to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge training and behind-the-wheel training on a driving range and on public roads, with training obtained from an instructional program that meets FMCSA standards. Mandatory, comprehensive training in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories would apply to the following individuals under the Final Rule: First-time...

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What do you charge for a DOT medical exam?

What do you charge for a DOT medical exam?

A survey of occupational medicine clinics recently described the following (results reported list average, lowest, and highest charges reported): DOT Medical Examination only, global fee...$85 ($35 - $225) - includes required vision, hearing (whisper test), dipstick urinalysis, blood pressure, and pulse.Audiogram……………….....$36 ($25 - $112) Pulse oximetry……………..$12 ($0 - $22) Fingerstick blood glucose...$10 ($0 - $28) Electrocardiogram………....$72 ($45 - $175) Spirometry………………….$34 ($20 - $142) Hemoglobin A1c…………...$34 ($14 - $112) These numbers illustrate the wide variation among clinics. Many clinics contacted indicated that they had different charges for self-pay examinations and those paid for by employers, usually with a discount for self-pay....

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National Consumer Complaint Database

National Consumer Complaint Database

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) offers access to an online complaint database where consumers can file a complaint against a moving, bus, truck company, or cargo tank facility. The FMCSA is committed to ensuring the safety of our nation's roads and this online database allows consumers and drivers to file a complaint. Visit the FMCSA National Consumer Complaint Database here: https://nccdb.fmcsa.dot.gov/nccdb/home.aspx

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