New medical certification requirements for commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders

What is changing? State driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) will be adding your medical certification status and the information on your medical examiner’s certificate to your Commercial driver’s license system (CDLIS) record. What is not changing? The driver physical qualification requirements are not changing. What are CDL holders required to do? 1. You must determine what type of commerce you operate in. You must certify to your SDLA to one of the four types of commerce you operate in as listed below,

  • Interstate non-excepted: You are an Interstate non-excepted driver and must meet the Federal DOT medical card requirements (e.g. – you are “not excepted”).
  • Interstate excepted: You are an Interstate excepted driver and do not have to meet the Federal DOT medical card requirements.
  • Intrastate non-excepted: You are an Intrastate non-excepted driver and are required to meet the medical requirements for your State.
  • Intrastate excepted: You are an Intrastate excepted driver and do not have to meet the medical requirements for your State.
2. If you are subject to the DOT medical card requirements, provide a copy of each new DOT medical card to your SDLA prior to the expiration of the current DOT medical card.  What happens if Drivers miss the January 30th deadline? Effective January 30, 2014, within two business days following med card expiration, drivers who have not provided an updated card to their SDLA will have their records flagged as “not-certified”. If the SDLA does not receive an updated card or if the driver does not officially declare a change to an excepted status within 60 days of the expiration date, the driver’s license privileges will be downgraded or suspended. Still have question? Check out the FMCSA site FAQ for more info.]]>

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