Minimum Commercial Driver Self-Certifications
Posted Scott B. Cooper on Jul 11, 2013 in Truck Accidents
What are the proper requirements for truck drivers to certify their fitness? Are the federal mandates too strict or lax?
As part of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to require commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders, subject to the physical qualification requirements of the FMCSRs, to provide a current copy of their Medical Examiner’s Certificate to their state driver licensing agency.
The new Federal regulations also require commercial drivers to self-certify the type of driving in which they operate or expect to operate. Commercial drivers are required to certify using PennDOT’s Self-Certification Form (DL-11CD), which can be obtained via the link below. This link below contains information and instructions to become compliant with these regulations.
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