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Online CDL Medical Self-Certification

Nov
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2012
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Online CDL Medical Self-Certification

Online CDL Medical Self-Certification

CDL holders operating in certain types of commerce are now required to submit a current medical examiner’s certificate to their State driver licensing agencies (SDLA) to obtain a certified medical status as part of their driving record.

Simply put, the SDLA will be adding your medical certification status and the information on your medical examiner’s certificate to the Commercial driver’s license system record. The new medical certification requirement actually began January 30th, 2012 and must be completed no later than January 30th, 2014.

Since most commercial drivers are considered as “non-excepted interstate commerce” drivers, the new requirement affects a large majority of the nation’s truck drivers.

To comply with the requirement, drivers must visit their local DMV office and provide them with their DOT medical card in order for the DMV to physically combine the medical card with their CDL license.

Drivers with access to a computer and scanner can meet the requirement by visiting their State’s medical certificate submission website. Drivers can scan their medical card and save it as a JPEG file. Once on the site, they must fill in their DL number, DOB and the last four digits of their social security and information as listed on the medical card.

Once information is filled completely, drivers can upload the JPEG file and will then be given a confirmation with the transaction number, status and submission date. Drivers should print this page for future reference.

Drivers should then return to the site several days later to see if their transaction has been approved or denied.

Florida truck drivers who must comply with the requirement can file online at the Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles website.

Professional drivers can locate their State’s medical certificate submission website by performing a search for: CDL Self and Medical Certification, followed by the name of the
State, as in the example of: CDL Self and Medical Certification Michigan.

Not all State’s allow for online self certification, but instructions on how to comply will be clearly described on the site as shown in this example for the State of Iowa.

The FMCSA urges drivers to complete the certification process as soon as possible.

© 2012, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 34 year veteran ( started at an early age in family moving business) of the trucking industry, many of those years spent over the road. He has been an owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and has owned and operated a moving company, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. One thing though that most will say is that the reason and motivation behind the author, Allen Smith, is the fact he is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. As you read many of the blog posts you’ll discover that he is opinionated and speaks openly about the ongoing issues of the trucking industry. He supports other fellow advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who are in need of honesty, guidance and direction. The list of supporters and like minded people grows daily and their ability to network together and share their thoughts and ideas for the betterment of others within trucking, has allowed the forward movement of... "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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