FMCSA: NEW DIABETES ASSESSMENT FORM NOW AVAILABLE
A final rule from FMCSA that allows medical examiners, in consultation with a truck driver’s treating clinician, to decide if an insulin-treated diabetic driver is qualified to get behind the wheel became effective in November. The rule eliminates the need for a driver to wait two or three months while an exemption request is processed, after being automatically disqualified for having the condition. The form necessary to facilitate this new rule is now available on the FMCSA website. Click here to get the Insulin-Treated Diabetes Assessment Form (MCSA-5870).