What Health Standards Can Employers Impose on CDL Drivers Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act?
- Created: Friday, 26 February 2016 10:41
by Natalie T. Lorenz, Attorney at Law
Federal Law Requires a Medical Examiner’s Certificate
Regulations promulgated under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (“FMCSA”) state that a new CDL applicant who certifies that he/she will operate commercial motor vehicles in non-excepted interstate commerce must provide the State with a medical examiner’s certificate. Each certificate can be valid for a maximum of two years, although medical examiners may also certify drivers for shorter time periods for various reasons. In order to maintain a medical certification, the driver must provide the State with each subsequently issued medical examiner’s certificate.