Alert: Human Resource Directors of Companies with Over the Road Truck Drivers.

HR directors of Companies with Over the Road Truck Drivers and probably any truck driver affected by DOT regulation, need to be paying attention to a deadline of May 21, 2014.

I know, “What another deadline I wasn’t aware of?”

Actually if you are the HR director for a company with these DOT regulated drivers you probably knew that the rules are changing for DOT medical examiners and physicals. But in the event that you had missed that somewhere along the line it is a big deadline on May 21. 2014.

Here is a small section of the wording from a very big document:  “National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners DATES: Effective on May 21, 2012. Compliance required beginning on May 21, 2014″

SUMMARY: FMCSA establishes a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) with requirements that all medical examiners who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers meet the following criteria: complete certain training concerning FMCSA’s physical qualification standards, pass a test to verify an understanding of those standards, and maintain and demonstrate competence through periodic training and testing. Following establishment of the National Registry and a transition period, FMCSA will require that motor carriers and drivers use only those medical examiners on the Agency’s National Registry and will only accept as valid medical examiner’s certificates issued by medical examiners listed on the National Registry.”

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For more information, contact Bill Weaver, Focus Benefits Group, 602-381-9900!

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