Medical Groups, States Oppose FMCSA Plan to Require Daily Reports of Drivers’ Physicals

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By Timothy Cama, Staff Reporter

This story appears in the July 22 print edition of Transport Topics.

Medical professionals and state driver licensing agencies objected to a proposal to require daily updates of commercial drivers’ physical exam information, telling federal regulators the system would be burdensome and costly.

The comments came in response to a May proposal from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would require medical examiners to submit the results of their physicals on drivers at the end of each day. FMCSA would forward that data to states’ licensing agencies the next day, and the states would have to post it to a database the day after that.


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