(ii) meets the requirements of section 391.44 if the person with the worst eye does not meet the television sharpness with corrective lenses or the field of vision standard, or both in paragraph (b) (10) (i) of this section; h) The information collection requirements set out in this section have been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and have been assigned OMB Control Number 2126-0072. (3) A person who is physically qualified for the first time under this Division is not required to take a roadside examination in accordance with section 391.31 if the motor carrier responsible for conducting the road examination in accordance with section 391.31 (b) determines that the person has obtained and driven a valid commercial driver`s licence or a non-commercial driver`s licence to drive a commercial vehicle in the national trade, or in intergovernmental trade. Commerce, except under § 390.3T (f) of this subchapter or § 391.2 of the requirements of this subsection on visual impairment for the period of 3 years immediately preceding the date of physical qualification under this section. Each year, employers are required to check a driver`s driving record to determine whether or not the driver meets the minimum safe driving requirements. Employers must consider all offences, including but not limited to reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and blatant disregard for public safety. A driver who is regularly employed by a road transport undertaking may be used by another carrier without meeting the requirements of the driver`s qualification file if he has a signed and dated certificate indicating his name and signature as well as his regular employment and qualification as a driver. It must also include the expiry date of his medical examination and the certificate itself, and the driver must take responsibility for the accuracy of the certificate. There are some exceptions under § 393.67 for drivers who use agricultural equipment. (b) Evaluation by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Before the examination required by § 391.45 or the expiry of a medical certificate, the person must be evaluated by a licensed ophthalmologist or a licensed optician. iii) Completion of a new insulin-treated diabetes mellitus assessment form, MCSA-5870.
(1) When assessing the person, the ophthalmologist or optometrist shall complete the Vision Assessment Report, Form MCSA-5871. (A) declare in writing that the road carrier has established that the person is in possession of a valid driving licence and that he or she drove a commercial vehicle for the first time in the context of exempted national or specific intergovernmental trade (if any) with a visual impairment during the 3-year period immediately preceding the date of physical qualification referred to in this Section; and is therefore not required to carry out a road test under point (d) of this Section; 49 CFR 391 sets out the minimum qualifications for drivers of commercial vehicles. The minimum obligations of road hauliers with regard to the qualification of their drivers are also defined. (2) The coroner shall determine whether the person meets the physical qualification standards in section 391 (41) for operating a commercial vehicle. In making this decision, the coroner must consider the information contained in the vision assessment report, Form MCSA-5871, signed by an ophthalmologist or optician, and apply the following standards using independent medical judgment to determine whether the person can be certified as physically qualified to operate a commercial vehicle. (ii) has determined that the person maintains a stable insulin regimen and adequate control of their diabetes mellitus; and (i) has determined that the cause of the severe hypoglycemic episode has been resolved; When a driver is used by several airlines for a period of 7 consecutive days, he is called an intermittent, occasional or occasional driver. Such a driver must keep his medical certificate, road examination, name, social security number and identification number in his driver qualification file. This information must be kept by the road carrier for 3 years after the end of the driver`s employment. (2) For road tests required under paragraph (d)(1) of this section, the provisions of § 391.33 for the equivalent of a road test do not apply.
If a person who is required to conduct a road test under paragraph (d)(1) of this Division passes the road test and receives a driver`s roadside examination certificate in accordance with section 391.31, all other applicable provisions of section 391.33 subsequently apply to that person. (C) Keep in the person`s driver rating record the original of the written statement and the original or copy of the person`s certificate from the date the visual impairment began. f) Drivers who, with the worst eye, do not respond to the sharpness of the television with corrective lenses or to the field of view standard or both in § 391.41 (b) (10) (i) and with the worst eye do not respond to the sharpness of the television with corrective lenses, nor to the field of vision standard or both in § 391.41 or both and have received a medical certificate in accordance with the standards of § 391.44, if the last medical examination and certification of the driver as being authorized to drive the vehicle in the has not taken place within the last 12 months; 1. A person with diabetes mellitus who has been treated with insulin for control purposes and who, after obtaining physically qualified certification to drive a commercial vehicle, suffers from a severe hypoglycemic episode is prohibited from operating a commercial vehicle and must report such an event to an attending physician and be assessed by him as soon as reasonably possible. A severe hypoglycemic episode is one that requires the help of others or results in loss of consciousness, seizures, or coma. The prohibition on driving a commercial vehicle applies until a clinician treats: (a) General. A person who, with the worst eye, does not meet either the standard of television sharpness with corrective lenses or the visual field standard or both in § 391.41 (b) (10) (i) is physically qualified to drive a commercial vehicle in interstate commerce, provided that: (4) March 22, 2023, the provisions of paragraph (b) of this Article are no longer in force, and any medical certificate issued under article 391.43 on the basis that the driver is qualified in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of this Article, in respect of drivers with a visual impairment in one eye, is invalid. It is acceptable for an employer to require a roadside test, even if they present a valid driver`s licence or certificate issued by another carrier within the last three years. However, this does not apply if the driver is driving a commercial vehicle that requires double or triple endorsement or a tanker truck. Click here to see the full text of 49 CFR 391.
(1) When assessing the person, the attending physician shall complete the Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Form, MCSA-5870. Compliance with the following regulations is required if a driver drives a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds, carries 16 or more passengers, or carries a lot of hazardous materials for which the vehicle must be mailed. If a person is applying for a job involving the operation of a commercial vehicle, the application must include the following information: (c) Coroner`s Review. At least once a year, but no later than 45 days after the attending physician has signed and dated the insulin-treated diabetes mellitus assessment form, MCSA-5870, a person with diabetes mellitus who has been treated with insulin for control must be medically examined by a coroner and certified physically qualified in accordance with § 391.43 and free from complications of diabetes mellitus, which could affect their ability to drive a commercial vehicle safely. (1) Except as provided in points 3, 4 and 5 of paragraph (d) of this Section, a person who is physically qualified for the first time under this Section shall not drive a commercial vehicle until he has passed a road examination following the physical qualification and a certificate of the driver`s road examination has been issued in accordance with § 391.31. A person who is physically qualified under this Division for the first time shall inform the motor carrier responsible for conducting the test drive in accordance with section 391.31 (b) that the person is required to conduct a road test in accordance with paragraph (d) of this Division. The mode of road transport shall conduct the test drive thoroughly (g) in accordance with section 391.31(b). (iv) A person who does not provide the attending physician with at least the preceding 3 months of electronic self-monitoring blood glucose records while being treated with insulin produced in accordance with paragraph (d) of this section is not physically qualified to operate a commercial vehicle for more than 3 months.
If the individual provides the attending physician with 3 months of compliant electronic blood glucose self-monitoring records and the treating clinician completes a new insulin-treated diabetes mellitus assessment form, MCSA-5870, the medical examiner may issue a medical examination certificate valid for the maximum period of 12 months permitted under section 391.45(e) and paragraph (c)(2)(iii) of this Division.