The Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration recently published new rules that allow certain truckers with
diabetes to drive commercial motor vehicles - if they go through certain
procedures to gain an exemption.
First off, applicants must have
three years of safe CMV driving experience while using insulin before an
exemption will be considered.
Requests for exemptions should be
sent to the Diabetes Exemption Program, 400 7th Street SW,
Washington, DC, 20590. After the request is received, the FMCSA will mail an
application package with needed information and forms.