New Medical Examination Requirements for Truck Drivers in Jacksonville
After being involved in a truck accident, you should receive immediate medical attention. Then you should take the first step in securing your rights by contacting the compassionate Jacksonville truck accident attorneys at Farah & Farah. You may be entitled to compensation for all relevant damages, including medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.
Do not wait too long to file a claim or you may lose your right to pursue compensation completely when the statute of limitations for your case expires. Time is of the essence. Contact our office today by dialing (800) 533-3555. We offer free, comprehensive case consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
New Physical Requirements for Truck Drivers
Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has passed a new regulation that requires all Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exams be performed by a qualified health professional listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. These professionals must have a comprehensive understanding of DOT fitness standards. The purpose of this new regulation is to ensure truck drivers are physically fit to operate their vehicles in a safe manner.
Requirements to Maintain a Truck Driver’s Medical Certificate
A truck driver must pass a DOT medical examination every two years in order to retain their valid medical certificate along with their commercial driver’s license. The following health conditions are commonly checked for in an official medical exam:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Respiratory Function
- Muscular Function
- Vision Impairment
- Hearing Impairment
This new regulation keeps truck drivers with risky physical ailments off the road, contributing towards lower truck accident occurrence rates.
Need Help with Your Jacksonville FL Truck Accident Claim?
Trucking companies rarely offer accident victims fair settlement deals because they have the resources to get away with it. They often employ insurance agents who specialize in claims denial. In order to have a fighting chance at a successful claim, you will need your own team of specialists. Farah & Farah can provide them. To learn more about what we can do to get you full and fair compensation, contact our Jacksonville injury lawyers at (800) 553-3555 today.