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FMCSA Reiterates Prohibited Medications

FMCSA Reiterates Prohibited Medications

The FMCSA recently reiterated it's policy that there is no specific list of prohibited medications. They didn't list...

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NRCME Website Functionality Restored

NRCME Website Functionality Restored

Providers, administrative assistants, and others registered with the NRCME can now login to the website and use the website to access their account information and to report examination results.

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DOT/FMCSA NRCME Update

DOT/FMCSA NRCME Update

Since the DOT/FMCSA NRCME website went offline in November 2017, we have been asked many questions from frustrated medical providers and office administrators as to what happened, when the system will be restored, and what the new certification and reporting process will entail. The FMCSA has been tight-lipped about why the site was taken down and official notifications, which have changed periodically, have been brief and confusing. What we know: Training: Presently, all medical providers wanting to be certified must first complete an accredited training program, such as ours, which will provide the Certificate of Completion required to sit for the...

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FMCSA Webinars Discuss Driver Examination Forms

FMCSA Webinars Discuss Driver Examination Forms

The FMCSA has hosted a series of webinars focusing on the implementation and use of driver examination forms. The webinars are free and are hosted by FMCSA representative. Contact FMCSA for details. In the webinar on 6/26/17 the following information was discussed. Since the online form on the NRCME site – 5850 – cannot be edited, if driver certification information changes a new online form must be completed. Until June 22, 2018 Medical Examiners are required to provide medically qualified CMV drivers with a copy of the Medical Examiner’s Certification form, Form MCSA-5876. As of June 22, 2018, it will...

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USDOT Proposals Simplifies and Reduces Costs for CDL Licensing

USDOT Proposals Simplifies and Reduces Costs for CDL Licensing

On June 9th, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced two proposals that would take steps toward responding to a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers. These proposed processes would simplify obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) for many individuals and reduce administrative expenses to both the driver applicant and state driver licensing agencies. The FMCSA is seeking public comment on the two Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRM) and the public comment period for both proposals will remain open for 60 days following their formal publication in the Federal Register. For links to more information...

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