National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 390 and 391

[Docket No. FMCSA-2008-0363]
RIN 2126-AA97


National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FMCSA proposes to establish and maintain a National
Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) and to require that all
medical examiners who conduct medical examinations for interstate
commercial motor vehicle drivers complete certain training concerning
FMCSA physical qualification standards, pass a test to verify an
understanding of those standards, and maintain competence by periodic
training and testing. Following establishment of the NRCME and a
transition period, FMCSA would accept as valid only medical examiners'
certificates issued by medical examiners listed on the NRCME. The FMCSA
is developing the NRCME program to improve highway safety and driver
health by requiring that medical examiners be trained and certified to
determine effectively whether a commercial motor vehicle driver's
health meets FMCSA standards. The program implements requirements in 49
U.S.C. 31149 and supports FMCSA's goal to improve safety and reduce
fatalities on our Nation's highways.
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Medical Certification Requirements as Part of the CDL
Medical Certification Requirements as Part of the CDL; National 
Registry of Certified Medical Examiners; Final Rule and Proposed Rule

Medical Certification Requirements as Part of the CDL

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), USDOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
(FMCSRs) to require interstate commercial driver's license (CDL)
holders subject to the physical qualification requirements of the
FMCSRs to provide a current original or copy of their medical
examiner's certificates to their State Driver Licensing Agency (SDLA).
The Agency also requires the SDLA to record on the Commercial Driver
License Information System (CDLIS) driver record the self-certification
the driver made regarding the applicability of the Federal driver
qualification rules and, for drivers subject to those requirements, the
medical certification status information specified in this final rule.
Other conforming requirements are also implemented. This action is
required by section 215 of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of
1999 (MCSIA).
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Dispatcher warns truckers in Pennsylvania to reroute or face fines

Dispatcher warns truckers in Pennsylvania to reroute or face fines

A truck dispatcher for a company near Parkesburg, PA, said she's tired of watching truckers being targeted by local police for mistakenly turning onto a "no truck" route.
She said she's seen as many as four trucks in one day pulled over and cited by police for turning onto Route 372 into Parkesburg on their way to the industrial park in Atglen, PA. She said the problem is that there are no signs posted that it?s a no truck route until after they've committed to the turn.

I have seen truckers make the turn, then slam on their brakes once they read the sign, but it's too late there's no where to turn around and the police are just waiting there to catch them. The fine is nearly $400, which she said in today's economic climate is sometimes more than what the truckers are making on the load.


She said truckers headed to the industrial area near Parkesburg in Atglen, PA, should come up Route 41 north to Route 372 east or take Route 30 west to Route 41 south to Route 372 east. The dispatcher said truckers should avoid Route 10 north or south because there?s no way onto Route 372 west without possibly facing a ticket.
"I just want to get the word out so that hopefully this will help the next trucker headed this way," the dispatcher said.

 
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