“Is there any grace period in place for DOT Medical Cards during the COVID-19 pandemic?” Short answer: NO! not any longer. LATEST UPDATE: October 21, 2022 FMCSA issued a series of Federal Emergency Declarations starting March 24, 2020. The final update was issued on August 31, 2022 and expired after October 15, 2022. No further […]
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This article has been updated a number of times as new information regarding Medical Examiner’s Certification has been published by FMCSA. We have left the history of this blog post, and updated the latest information at the top of the page. Medical Certification Forms MCSA-5875 & MCSA-5876 New expiration date on the forms is 12/31/2024. PDF […]
Things To Prepare For Your Appointment Make sure to continue taking your prescribed medications as usual. Wear loose clothing for the physical exam. Don’t use the restroom just before your appointment. You will need to give a small urine sample for a kidney screen. This is not for a drug test. Things You Must Bring To […]
A year ago, January 30th 2014, was the deadline for all commercial drivers to have submitted a copy of their current medical card and self-certification affidavit to their State Drivers License Agency. Each State has its own process for collecting this information and getting it into the Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS). The goal is […]
A commercial driver came into our office at Chiro Stop… The driver, we’ll call him Tom, comes into the office yesterday, really p*ss*d off. He had been trying to get his DOT medical card from his usual doctor. The doctor and his staff had been putting off Tom coming in for his DOT medical exam. The […]