Link to trucks (box trucks, tractor trailers), and commercial vehicles in New York City. (Please see previous post for distinction between trucks and commercial vehicles in NYC). Single unit (i.e box trucks) and multi unit vehicles (tractor trailers) exceeding the dimensions listed below must obtain a daily permit for over dimensional vehicles. According to the NYC DOT site: Tractor-trailer vehicle combinations not exceeding 13′6″ in height, 8′ in width, and 55′ in length can travel on interstates and truck routes. […]
Drivers be prepared form your next DOT physical with OOIDA’s Human Factor Health-Well For Life Program. I have been seeing an increasing number of drivers in my office with significant medical issues well beyond the more common hypertension, diabetes and the sleep apnea issues. Since the certified medical examiner program has started it seems that drivers with other significant medical issues like undiagnosed kidney disease, recurrent lung infections, psychiatric issues, as well as other less common systemic medical conditions are […]
Are you looking for a job in trucking? Whether you have a CDL or a CLP (permit) or no CDL you will need to get a DOT physical if you are looking for a job in trucking to drive a commercial vehicle. Come to Randolph Rosarion M.D. (The DOT Medical Examiner) for your DOT/CDL Physical Exam. $65.00 (College Point, Queens). We perform DOT/CDL physical examinations and medical evaluations for all commercial drivers (truck drivers with or without CDL, bus […]
Here’s a flashback from the past, on a show I did with Allen Smith on commercial drivers and insulin treated diabetes a few years back around 2010. Actually we talked about a host of other topics related to commercial driving as well, including what was then the upcoming National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. How appropriate is a flashback at this time since I’ve just spent the weekend in San Francisco hanging out with some of my medical school classmates from […]
List of Service Centers and field offices for the FMCSA to answer your questions. These facilities consist of Field Operations, Service center and State-level motor carrier division offices. http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/mission/field-offices.
I haven’t heard anything about any forms or certificates getting lost from the drivers I’ve seen. It’s either they didn’t submit the mc-11A self certification form, or they say they never received it. Once they do submit the form I haven’t heard of any other problems. As far as errors from the DMV, I’ve had a driver tell me that his medical examiner’s certificate was returned to him because the DMV said one or more checkboxes on the top […]
What are the hearing requirements and how do they differ from the vision requirements? As per FMCSA 391.41 (b) (11): “A person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person — First perceives a forced whispered voice in the better ear at not less than 5 feet with or without the use of a hearing aid or, if tested by use of an audiometric device, does not have an average hearing loss in the […]