Drivers’ medical certification requirements begin Jan. 30

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Starting Jan. 30 and no later than Jan. 30, 2014, all commercial driver’s license holders must provide information to their state driver’s license agency regarding the type of commercial motor vehicle operation they drive in or expect to drive in with their CDL.

Drivers operating in certain types of commerce will be required to submit a current medical examiner’s certificate to their SDLA to obtain a “certified” medical status as part of their driving record. CDL holders required to have a ”certified” medical status who fail to provide and keep up-to-date their medical examiner’s certificate with their SDLA will become ”not-certified” and they may lose their CDL.

For specific state requirements for drivers and information related to how a state is handling the Medical Certification requirements, and to determine who to contact for additional information, go to www.aamva.org/aamva/DocumentDisplay.aspx?id={CA0F43CF-FBED-4FA6-A08E-1FAA7D44DFD9}