Health-care professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck drivers must be DOT-certified.
Industry sources say that FMCSA is working on a rule to establish a national registry of FMCSA-certified medical examiners.
These changes are the first in a series of improvements to the safety measurement system that FMCSA will make up to twice a year.
Payroll employment in trucking surged as trucking companies added 10,200 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
A truck driver for 49 years, Severson has more than 5.1 million accident-free miles.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will present several educational sessions in Louisville March 22-24.
Company, facing millions of dollars in potential fines, says its "2010 transition was appropriate."
Agency will prepare rulemaking about electronic onboard recorders and hours-of-service supporting documents.
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