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FMCSA Webinars Discuss Driver Examination Forms

FMCSA Webinars Discuss Driver Examination Forms

The FMCSA has hosted a series of webinars focusing on the implementation and use of driver examination forms. The webinars are free and are hosted by FMCSA representative. Contact FMCSA for details. In the webinar on 6/26/17 the following information was discussed. Since the online form on the NRCME site – 5850 – cannot be edited, if driver certification information changes a new online form must be completed. Until June 22, 2018 Medical Examiners are required to provide medically qualified CMV drivers with a copy of the Medical Examiner’s Certification form, Form MCSA-5876. As of June 22, 2018, it will...

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USDOT Proposals Simplifies and Reduces Costs for CDL Licensing

USDOT Proposals Simplifies and Reduces Costs for CDL Licensing

On June 9th, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced two proposals that would take steps toward responding to a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers. These proposed processes would simplify obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) for many individuals and reduce administrative expenses to both the driver applicant and state driver licensing agencies. The FMCSA is seeking public comment on the two Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRM) and the public comment period for both proposals will remain open for 60 days following their formal publication in the Federal Register. For links to more information...

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DOT/FMCSA NRCME New User Agreements

DOT/FMCSA NRCME New User Agreements

On Monday, May 1, 2017, the FMCSA will be updating the agreements that users are required to accept in order to participate in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry). Current National Registry users will be asked, upon next login to the National Registry, to read and accept the new FMCSA IT Rules of Behavior and the new National Registry Terms of Use. The IT Rules of Behavior outline the acceptable uses of FMCSA information technology systems, and the National Registry Terms of Use identify the user's responsibilities within the National Registry. Going forward, users will need to...

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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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