Are CBD Products An Issue For CMV Drivers?
DOT Physicals | Drivers/Motor carriers | Drug & Alcohol Testing

Are CBD Products An Issue For CMV Drivers?

Will Prescribed Marijuana Or CBD Affect My CDL? For physical exam determinations, the use of CBD products is not considered to be “Use” of Marijuana or an illegal substance. Generally speaking, a driver using CBD products can be certified to drive. The use of CBD oils and creams is not disqualifying. However, the use of…

CDL Medication Use: Don’t get Disqualified! Part 2
DOT Physicals | Drivers/Motor carriers | Drug & Alcohol Testing

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

In Part 1 we discussed the medications that will always result in driver disqualification. But far more often a driver is disqualified for taking a medication that is NOT an absolute disqualifier. (If you’re not sure whether you’re medication is an “absolute disqualifier”, read [Part 1] of this blog series.) A medical examiner must obtain…

CDL Medication Use: Don’t be Disqualified!
DOT Physicals | Drivers/Motor carriers | Drug & Alcohol Testing | Frontpage Article

CDL Medication Use: Don’t be Disqualified!

If you’ve been denied a CDL medical certificate because of medication use, it may have been done in error. You may still be medically qualified to drive! Unfortunately, this almost always causes a major disruption in the driver’s ability of making a living. As President of the largest network of DOT Certified Medical Examiners, I…

VA-Providers Added to Perform CDL Physical Exam for Vets
Drivers/Motor carriers

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…