Report: Medical regs shore up weaknesses
The investigative arm of Congress — the Government Accountability Office — said in a Nov. 30 report that new medical regulations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should help keep impaired drivers and those deemed medically unfit — because of epilepsy or substance abuse issues — from operating commercial vehicles.
The GAO had previously concluded that FMCSA policy had weak areas that would allow drivers with disqualifying impairments to drive.
"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the ...