medical certification

FMCSA makes med card retention extension official: Drivers must carry paper copy until 2015

| January 10, 2014

Drivers must continue to carry paper copies of their medical examiner's certificate until Jan. 30, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Jan. 10.

Medical certification deadline update: Extension to 2015 in the works

| January 09, 2014

As the Jan. 30 deadline looms for CDL holders to self-certify their operating and medical credentials with their license-issuing state, drivers may still need to carry paper cards.

UPDATED: Medical certification confusion — and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline

| December 23, 2013

Clearing up some of the confusion around self-reporting of CDL holders' medical certifications. Reporting deadline: Jan. 30, 2014; Kansas, Idaho here update their procedures since original story aired.

Language of the sleep apnea bill close to becoming law

| October 08, 2013

The text in full of H.R. 3095, a bill to require FMCSA to adopt any sleep apnea/disorder provision in driver's medical certifications procedures through formal rulemaking.

Turkey day dispatch: More docs with CDLs needed?

| November 22, 2012

"We need more thanks paid to the nation's drivers for the jobs you do day-in day-out. Clearly there's a dearth of it in many quarters."

VIDEO, testimony: Randall Doane of Deaf Truckers United

| November 01, 2012

As FMCSA reps spoke of future routine nature of a medical qualifications exemption program for deaf drivers, Deaf Truckers United members engaged on current problems.

Medical exemptions for hearing loss, seizure disorder in the works

| October 31, 2012

Before a group that included several members of the Deaf Truckers United advocacy group, FMCSA's medical chief Elaine Papp detailed agency efforts on new exemption programs.

FMCSA: Expect sleep apnea guidance proposal in near term

| October 28, 2012

At the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, Elaine Papp, chief of FMCSA's Medical Programs Division, offered insights on the agency's plan to introduce official sleep apnea guidance.

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