DOT: More health professionals available for mandatory driver exams

July 8, 2014 By    

Eight thousand more health professionals were added to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners since the new system for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examinations launched in May with 22,000 providers, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Another 22,500 health professionals initiated the process to gain their certification, FMCSA says.

According to FMCSA, all interstate commercial truck and bus drivers must pass a DOT medical examination at least once every two years in order to obtain a valid medical certificate and maintain their commercial driver’s license. Effective May 21, a medical examiner who completed the necessary training and passed a certification test is required to perform the new DOT examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers.

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