Entries by teamcme

3 Health Concerns That Truck Drivers Need To Know About

Many truckers spend most of their daily life on the road. This means we get to see more of the world and enjoy a rewarding career. It also means that we spend a large portion of our lives in a seated position with minimal movement. This makes it difficult to keep our health in good […]

High Blood Pressure: How It Affects Drivers of Commercial Vehicles

High Blood Pressure a Daily Issue for Drivers and Medical Examiners New Criteria May Change Blood Pressure Requirements For CDL Medical Cards if Adopted By FMCSA Hypertension continues to be a driver roadblock to obtaining a two year medical card.  One of the issues is whether the newer (and more strict)  hypertension guideline issued by […]

2 Types of Tragedies Avoided With a Driver Helpful® CDL Physical

Why is a Driver Helpful® Medical Exam Important? Driver Helpful® CDL Physicals ensure public safety, and driver livelihood. Few Medical Examiners know how to perform a Driver Helpful® CDL Physical, and even fewer are interested in taking the extra time that is needed.  TeamCME Medical Examiners put a priority on performing a CDL physical that […]

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CDL Medication Use: Don’t get Disqualified! Part 2

CDL Medication Use: Don’t get Disqualified! Part 2 In CDL  Medication Use: Don’t get Disqualified! Part 1, we discussed those medications that will always result in driver disqualification. However, what occurs far more often is when a driver taking a medication this is not an absolute disqualifier, is disqualified anyway. If you’re not sure if […]

VA-Providers Added to Perform CDL Physical Exam for Vets

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a House Bill that will allow additional Certified Medical Examiners to provide a CDL physical exam to veterans who are commercial drivers.  Vets will be allowed to choose a Doctor of Chiropractic, Medical or Osteopathic Doctor,  Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and other medical professionals to perform their CDL physical […]