Unfortunately, the rate of cardiovascular disease and incidence of myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, is significantly higher among truckers than the national average.
A monocular driver deemed medically qualified can receive a medical certification for driving up to 12 months.
“This was all supposed to have been put in the government’s hands, and the government so far has not been able to deliver,” Osiecki told FreightWaves. “So the driver and the company are still left holding the bag.”
Since the 2015 integration rule was published, FMCSA said, there have been ongoing challenges associated with launching a new National Registry IT system.