blog Truck Accident

Truck Accident

FMCSA Imposes New Health Requirements for Truck Drivers

By Timothy Bussey on January 8, 2013

Beginning in 2014, professional commercial drivers of trucks and buses will have to meet new, more stringent health examination requirements, according to a recent article from The Associated Press.

The medical examination requirements that will take effect in 2014 are designed to enhance rules already enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Currently, truck drivers are required to have a medical examination once every two years in order to maintain their Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL). Drivers are referred for follow-up care if they have conditions or risk factors that might impair their driving, such as sleep apnea.

Rocks, man on crutches and gavel