FMCSA to host limited medical certification Webinar Wednesday

| Monday, November 30, 2009

FMCSA’s Medical Review Board has issued several controversial proposals for truckers and has even proposed an age cap for commercial drivers license holders, which has spurred more questions from drivers than the agency has answered.

To address driver age and a host of medical questions and driver medical certification, FMCSA’s medical leaders are hosting an intimate roundtable discussion Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. EST. The meeting will be Webcast, although the Webcast will be limited to the first 100 respondents.

Anyone interested in participating must send an RSVP e-mail to FMCSAMedical@dot.gov and include the words “medical webinar” in the subject line. Participants will be sent registration confirmation to participate including web address, phone number and other information.

For more information, call the FMCSA Office of Communications at 202-366-9999.

In 2008, the Medical Review Board recommended that drivers with a body mass index of 30 or greater be required to undergo expensive overnight sleep lab exams that often cost $2,000 or more.

Earlier this year, the board abruptly announced it would be soon addressing age qualifications for truck drivers.

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer
charlie_morasch@landlinemag.com

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