The deadline for drivers to comply with the new medical certification rule is fast approaching. All drivers must submit their information by January 30th of the new year or risk having their CDL suspended.
According to the FMCSA, in addition to submitting your information to the state drivers licensing agencies, you must keep a paper copy of all of your medical certifications with you until January 30th of 2014, at which point the federal electronic database will be complete.
If any driver is not able to provide proof of medical certification, they may be placed out of service until documentation can be presented.
If you are a small fleet owner, you must also keep copies of all of your employee’s medical certificates on file.
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