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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 […]

CBD Products a Problem for CMV Drivers

FMCSA: Use “Discouraged” Cannabidiol or CBD Oils, tablets and “gummies” have been a source of concern given that they are a non-intoxicating marijuana extract.  There are medical examiner issues concerning use of CBD products by drivers with a CDL license.  It could also be an issue with a non-CDL driver should they ever be drug […]

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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 […]

New CA Instructions: CDL/CLP Drivers less than 21 years old

A complimentary message from the Nation’s Largest Network of DOT Certified Medical Examiners.  Where Teamwork makes the Dream Work! Join “The Team” at TeamCME.com New California Instructions for CDL/CLP Drivers under 21 Remember: CA DMV will not accept Page 5 for any reason. CA will not accept any MEC that has the second circle marked. The new […]