The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the nation’s only organization exclusively representing professional and small-business truckers, says that the government needs to create a better system for those seeking to resolve conflicts involving their medical certifications, which are required to get a commercial drivers license.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a petition for review challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on medical examiner’s certification integration saying that the agency bypassed the rulemaking process by adding an appendix on sleep apnea.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association launched a new online resource that truck drivers can use to prepare for medical exams which are required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.The D.O.T. Doc Website was created to help drivers be more informed when using the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, operated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Since May 2014, FMCSA has required that all DOT physicals be completed by an eligible Certified Medical Examiner.