here is your new drivers license????

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by chaz7r, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Skate-Board

    Skate-Board Road Train Member

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    It's suppose to end up being online and no card to carry. Not sure when it goes into effect. The doctor goes online and enters your data and this will be available to every DOT in the U.S.

    Here's a tid bit. I can't remember the details but they did a study and found that more then 50% of drivers forged their own medical cards. I use to park at a construction company. Out of 7 CDL drivers, 5 had forged cards because they can't pass the medical for one reason or another. The chrome shop near me in NH use to sell the blank medical forms for $5.00
     
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  3. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    There's a link on the FMSCA site somewhere where you can download the medical forms. Or at least used to be, buddy of mine did his own a few years back, and used my computer to do it. I've probably got the PDF file somewhere.
     
  4. Skate-Board

    Skate-Board Road Train Member

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    In NH where I'm from we have a special form that you can't print. Not sure why because I can get a medical anywhere I want.
     
  5. chaz7r

    chaz7r Light Load Member

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    I have a valid med. card. I read I have to fax in the form printed online and my med card scan. Do I need long form or is the wallet card good?
     
  6. chris886

    chris886 Medium Load Member

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    I believe you need the long form, but that might vary by state. I would not drive a CMV until you take care of it, as of now you have no CDL so you can be charged with driving a CMV without a CDL, then you will get a big fine and suspension
     
  7. G/MAN

    G/MAN Road Train Member

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    There is no longer a long form as we use to get when we take our physical. It is much larger than the card we used to put in our wallets. You need to make sure that the doctor who does your DOT exam is on the fmcsa approved list. Fortunately, the one I have been using for several years in on their list. If your physician isn't on their list, it won't do any good to use them. There is a self certification form you will need to download to send to the DMV along with your medical card.
     
  8. 12 ga

    12 ga THE VIEW FROM MY OFFICE

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    You have to mail, fax or go to the Secretary of State. They want long form and card. It took affect last year some time, faxed mine in twice already.
     
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  9. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    In my state, I was changing the address on my license last year and the lady at the revenue office asked for my medical card. She made a copy and a couple of weeks later i got a letter stating that my med cert had been registered. No long form. I just showed the card. Small town, rural office though. Don't know what you big city guys might have to do.
     
  10. G/MAN

    G/MAN Road Train Member

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    You can still buy medical certificates/cards in some truck stops. I don't know if those will be available in the future since the medical card are now tied to your CDL. I would expect that there is a way for them to verify your medical card to check for legitimacy.
     
  11. chaz7r

    chaz7r Light Load Member

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    Yep it was the med card. I had to fax in a copy of my wallet card and statement I was out of state and unable to visit an sos office. I confirmed the fax and they immediately reinstated my cdl. Whew. Had heard nothing about the new regs. Thanks for the help guys
     
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