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    Default New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

    12/1/2008
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published its final rule changing how driver medical qualifications are handled, tying them to the commercial driver's license.

    CDL drivers who are subject to the medical qualification rules will have to give a copy of their medical examiner's certificates to their state driver licensing agency. The state licensing agency must record that medical certification status on the driver's Commercial Driver License Information System (CDLIS) record.

    If the medical certification expires, states are required to update the medical certification status
    of the CDLIS driver record to show the driver as 'not-certified," and then downgrade the CDL within 60 days of the expiration of the driver certification.

    The rule is effective Jan. 20, 2009, with state compliance required by Jan. 30, 2012. All CDL holders must comply with the requirement to submit to the state licensing agencies their self-certification on whether they are subject to the physical qualification rules by Jan. 30, 2014.

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    Default Re: New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

    What a bunch of crap. They want you drive longer in a shoter amount of time and stay healthy and prove it ??? The ATA has to be stopped along with the FMCSA.. This ridiculous..

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    Default Re: New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

    We can't even stop people from taking back money we were promised. Does anybody on this site think people will stand up and fight for this. Remember what I posted about a month ago about being able to bid the dock and yard if for medical reasons. That is why I fought and won the right years ago for my TEAMSTERS. YOUR BROTHER ALWAYS.

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    Default Re: New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

    Quote Originally Posted by MULER View Post
    We can't even stop people from taking back money we were promised. Does anybody on this site think people will stand up and fight for this. Remember what I posted about a month ago about being able to bid the dock and yard if for medical reasons. That is why I fought and won the right years ago for my TEAMSTERS. YOUR BROTHER ALWAYS.
    Got a guy in Springfield with the same dilemma right now he is used like a casual on the dock. He would love to be able to do this.

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    Default Re: New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

    Yeah my guys keep their seniority. Wasn;t hard when your men stand with you.

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    Default Re: New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRollingRoadblock View Post
    12/1/2008
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today published its final rule changing how driver medical qualifications are handled, tying them to the commercial driver's license.

    CDL drivers who are subject to the medical qualification rules will have to give a copy of their medical examiner's certificates to their state driver licensing agency. The state licensing agency must record that medical certification status on the driver's Commercial Driver License Information System (CDLIS) record.

    If the medical certification expires, states are required to update the medical certification status
    of the CDLIS driver record to show the driver as 'not-certified," and then downgrade the CDL within 60 days of the expiration of the driver certification.

    The rule is effective Jan. 20, 2009, with state compliance required by Jan. 30, 2012. All CDL holders must comply with the requirement to submit to the state licensing agencies their self-certification on whether they are subject to the physical qualification rules by Jan. 30, 2014.

    Full article Current Trucking Industry News: TruckingInfo.com : Your Source for Trucking Information and News
    We have had that rule in N.Y. for years.

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    Default Re: New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

    I've personally thought that 90% of all physicals were done by Dr Groups only interested in the money .Look at these company's and who they use. Either a Dr practicing out of his basement or one of those little medical centers that seem to pop up at malls..Nothing personal against the medical people at these places but it seems to me that they are all about numbers. Get em in and out as fast as possible. I've personally had five minuet exams as well as an hour exam. The best exam I ever had was when I went to Yellow Freight,I mean that Dr checked everything from turn your head and cough to push and pull against his hand to take muscle checks. Why doesn't the Dr's office be the ones responsible for sending in the results to the states? That way their medical license Numbers are on record.. I always thought the way they were done was a big joke in the first place. I do see a need but it should be done better than it is.

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    Default Re: New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

    I agree with you Dirtball. One of the worst and fastest fastest exams I had was just recently. There is a "clinic" at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, OR , you know the world famous place to troll for ho...getting off subject. Anyway Oak Harbor just started to use them. From the time I walked in, filled out the paper work and had my card wasn't 20 minutes. Never took off a shirt. And I loved the way they did a whiz quiz. I watched them split the sample over the counter, with no gloves, fill out the paper work then hand me the same pen to sign with. No soap, water or even a wipe down of the counter. I about flipped. I said something about the lack of sanitary concern and got dumb looks. Oak used to use a service that came into the terminal and did randoms and that person(s) did the same thing. I just can't believe some of the "qualified " people out there. Lots things go through your head after you see these things.

    Of course it is better than where I used to have to go years ago when they still had the run in place, push on hand for muscle test and the bending over. It was a joke among us drivers that the doctor's biggest thrill of the day was watching you bend over.

    But do not fear Uncle is going to protect us all with the latest and greatest rule proposal.

    In addition to tying drivers' medical certifications to their CDLs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week also announced a proposal to improve standards and set uniform requirements for medical examiners.

    FMCSA also issued a related rulemaking that would establish a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to ensure that physical qualification examinations of CDL holders are performed by qualified medical practitioners and are administered in a uniform and consistent manner.
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    Default Re: New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

    Its been that way for years here in CA too. Don't you just love the Doc in the Box.

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    Default Re: New Federal Rules Tie Medical Certification to CDL

    Almost forgot the best reason of all. It will generate more revenue for Sam. Just another scam to get more money from you and me.

 

 
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