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Deadline to Have Medical Examiner’s Certificate (DOT Card) Submitted to Motor Vehicle Agency is January 30, 2014

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Medical Examiner's Certificate
Monday, November 25, 2013
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As of January 30, 2012 it is required for all CDL holders to provide a copy of their Medical Examiner’s Certificate (also known as a DOT card), as well as provide the type of commercial motor vehicle operation they drive in (or expect to drive in).  This information must be submitted to your state’s respective motor vehicle agency by no later than January 30, 2014.

Examples of different operations that must be reported are the following:

o    Interstate non-excepted: You are an Interstate non-excepted driver and must meet the Federal DOT medical card requirements (e.g. – you are “not-excepted”).

o    Interstate excepted: You are an Interstate excepted driver and do not have to meet the Federal DOT medical card requirements.

o    Intrastate non-excepted: You are an Intrastate non-excepted driver and are required to meet the medical requirements for your State.

o    Intrastate excepted: You are an Intrastate excepted driver and do not have to meet the medical requirements for your State.

Failing to adhere to this requirement and deadline may result in the loss of your Commercial Driver’s License.

For FAQ’s and details of this requirement, please refer to the official FMCSA website at: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/cdl/faqs.aspx

Print the necessary CDL Self-Certification form here:

New Jersey  http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/Commercial/nj_med_cert_affidavit.pdf

Pennsylvania:  http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/dl_forms/DL-11CD.pdf

Delaware:  http://www.dmv.de.gov/forms/driver_serv_forms/pdfs/cdlMedCert/MedCertAffidavitSelfCertCatSelGuide.pdf

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