medical examiner’s certificate

FMCSA to allow truckers to use V.A. docs for medical certification

After completing FMCSA-administered training and testing, Veterans Affairs doctors would be listed in the National Registry. Military veteran truckers enrolled in the V.A. health care system would then be allowed to see approved V.A. docs to undergo their medical exam.

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Focus on health coming

Recommendations that could help frame a final rule regulating obstructive sleep apnea are in the works.

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LogBook

Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.

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CDL changes start Jan. 30

Truckers must keep paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate with them while driving for another two years.

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FMCSA proposes medical record extensions

Under proposal, commercial drivers must retain a paper copy of the medical examiner’s certificate until Jan. 30, 2014.

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