Proposal would link CDL, medical

The Department of Transportation has submitted for White House review proposed regulations that would incorporate medical certification status information into the state-administered Commercial Drivers License Information System.

As required by the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999, the proposal is aimed at preventing medically uncertified individuals from obtaining or retaining a CDL. As a result, CDL drivers no longer would be required to carry a separate medical examiners certificate.

For more information, go to and search Docket No. 2210.