DOT Creates National Registry For Truck Drivers' Doctors

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT) -- Acting on decade-old recommendations, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Wednesday it will mandate testing and registration of medical examiners who screen the health of interstate truck and bus drivers.

About 3 million examinations are conducted each year on the nation's commercial vehicle drivers, and it is essential that physicians performing evaluations understand the "specific physical qualifications that affect a driver's ability to safely operate the vehicle," agency officials said.

Under the new rules, examiners by May 2014 must pass a test to be listed on...
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