Medical

The survey found that requests for additional testing on drivers delays certification for some

To be listed on the NRCME, medical examiners are required to pass a test so they can then issue medical certificates to truckers. The survey found that 5.9 percent of drivers who participated were not issued their medical certificate on the day of their exam, with the primary reason being that more testing or medical records were requested by the medical examiner, followed by the driver having a condition that required treatment before certification. Carriers also identified driver confusion on how regulatory changes affect their ability to hold a medical certificate, as well as unqualified and incompetent medical examiners performing DOT physicals, as other top concerns relating to the medical certification process. read more at ccjdigital.com

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