Committee recommends doc questionnaire on prescription pain meds

Industry representatives worried that the questionnaire would put yet another stumbling block in the driver medical certification process; doctors argued it would help document their determination of whether a driver is fit to receive a medical card.

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CDLs, medical certificates to combine

FOR THE RECORD -- New and existing CDL holders must comply by Jan. 30, 2014, with a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration policy that combines CDLs and driver medical certification cards, said FMCSA safety investigator John Seidl at a March 23 seminar in Louisville, Ky.

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