J.J. Keller & Associates has published a compact handbook to help transportation manager understand the driver medical qualification and examination process.
DOT Medical Exams: The Complete Guide, compiles essential medical information in one place. It includes practical insights, clear examples and best practices that ensure the exam form is filled out correctly. It also lists which drugs, conditions and illnesses disqualify drivers from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).
“As the population ages and the DOT tightens its medical qualification standards, drivers and safety directors are looking for quick answers they can understand and trust,” said Daren Hansen, J. J. Keller senior transportation safety editor. “Whether the issue is a medical condition like sleep apnea or diabetes or a specific drug like marijuana or even cough syrup, this new handbook is a unique solution for helping determine if a driver should be on the road.”
DOT Medical Exams: The Complete Guide offers straightforward explanations of the exam’s elements, the certification process and the standards that apply, the company said. The guide helps managers find medical examiners who comply with DOT standards. It also helps them review and understand the medical exam long form and certificate (or wallet card). It defines the motor carrier’s, driver’s and examiner’s roles in the process.