Monday Health Minute | Published February 3, 2014

New DOT guidelines in effect

New DOT guidelines in effect

  • New DOT guidelines are in effect for commercial drivers or those who employ commercial drivers
  • A medical certificate (DOT card) is now required for many drivers
  • A grace period is in effect until May, so responsible parties can become familiar with the new federal mandates
  • All drivers who require a medical certificate will be included on a federal registry
  • For more information, a medical provider with specialized training in DOT exams is a good first step

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