Beginning December 22, 2015 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created new Medical Examiners Certificates and Medical Examination Reports for CDL drivers.
Many changes on the forms are for the physicians, but the are a few things to know to ensure a seamless process for the driver and not delay their certification.
CDL Medical Exam Form Changes:
1) If you have any medical problems which you see other physicians for, be sure to bring ALL pertinent records so the doctor doesn’t have to PEND the exam
2) If the doctor does have to PEND the exam, it is critical that you get all necessary documents to our office (or wherever you’re getting your CDL) within 45 days or your exam is deleted and you must start all over, including new costs.
3) Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your exam. If for some reason it is pended, you could potentially be grounded while waiting for certification.
If you have questions on the changes listed above, contact our office at (440) 354-4747. You can also review this document that details how to prepare for your DOT medical exam and all the critical elements you need to prepare.