FMCSA Notice to CMV Drivers
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Posted per the request of FMCSA:
Attention Commercial Motor
Vehicle (CMV) Drivers and Carriers:
Did you know an important law
affecting you goes into effect May 21, 2014?
To keep America’s interstate
CMV drivers healthy and our roads safer, all interstate CMV drivers will soon
be required to have their medical examinations performed by a Certified Medical
Examiner listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
If you’re an interstate CMV
driver, you already need a valid medical certificate signed by a medical
examiner. The only change is that after May 21, 2014, you’ll need to go to a
certified medical examiner for your medical certificate. If you’ve already
had an exam and have a current certificate that certificate will be
valid until its regular expiration date.
You can find certified medical
examiners in your area—or anywhere in the country—easily by following
the National Registry Web site and search by Zip Code, State, or
2. Choose a certified medical examiner from the list and call to make an
3. If your preferred health care professional isn’t on the list, simply refer him
or her to the Certified Medical Examiners page to learn more
about getting certified.
Please spread the word and
encourage your fellow CMV drivers to find a Certified Medical Examiner by May
21st. They can find more information in the Fact Sheet for Drivers or by going to the National
Registry Web site, so pass it along!