Effective May 21, 2014, commercial vehicle (CMV) drivers operating in Massachusetts can no longer get a valid US DOT medical examiners certificate from just any healthcare provider. Instead, CMV driver examinations can only be completed by Certified Medical Examiners listed on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry.
The National Registry provides CMV drivers and carriers with a list of medical examiners in their area who have been certified as having the knowledge to determine if a driver can safely handle the medical demands of driving a CMV.
To locate a certified examiner visit this federal web page: https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/home.seam
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prepared a series of Frequently Asked Questions to assist drivers, carries and medical professionals: https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/documents/National_Registry_FAQ.pdf
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Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board posted on Nov 19
Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board
McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting posted on Nov 18
MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting