“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 […]
New DOT Medical Certification Forms: MCSA-5875 & MCSA-5876
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 […]
Does DOT Require A Sleep Apnea Test?
Drivers who come in to my office for a DOT physical exam often ask: “Why do I need a sleep study? DOT doesn’t require it.” So here is the information a driver needs to know regarding if you need a sleep study or not: The FMCSA states that DOT medical examiners should follow “best practice” […]
February 2015 CDL Update: Hold On To Your Medical Card Paper Copy
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 […]
Invalid DOT Medical Card – CDL Driver Ripped Off?
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 […]