Physical Qualification of Drivers; Medical Examination; Certificate
Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); request for comments.
The FHWA is seeking comments on a proposal to amend its regulation governing the examination to determine the physical condition of drivers. The FHWA takes this action in response to numerous requests from medical examiners to update and simplify the medical examination form that is currently used. This proposed action is intended to reduce the incidence of errors on such forms and to provide more uniform medical examinations of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The current Federal physical qualification standards tested by medical examiners and recorded on the form would not be revised in this rulemaking. The FHWA is seeking comments on the proposed form.