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FMCSA Requiring Drivers to Use Certified Medical Examiners
Posted on 02/21/2014 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
For commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, safety is always top of mind as they have a duty to not only protect themselves, but others on the roadways as well. CMV drivers perform demanding jobs and are often on the road for days or weeks at a time, which can be harmful to their health. Because driver safety has raised much concern over the past few years, many organizations are making an effort to provide CMV drivers with the resources and tools necessary to improve health and wellness.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is also making a stand to improve driver safety and health by requiring drivers to use certified medical examiners from their National Registry beginning May 21, 2014. Medical examiners participating in the program must complete training and testing and fully understand the health needs and requirements of CMV drivers. This new program will hopefully help to keep our drivers safe and reduce the number of crashes across the nation. For more information on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, visit https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov.