FMCSA’s medical certification program under audit by DOT

Spurred by a wake of criminal charges against medical examiners who have fraudulently issued DOT medical certificates to truck operators, the U.S. DOT’s Office of Inspector General announced Wednesday it is opening an audit to evaluate the DOT medical certification program. Of focus in the audit is the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2014. Since the August 2014 onset of the National Registry, there have been eight indictments and six convictions against medical examiners who have issued fraudulent certificates to drivers. In most cases, the examiner was issuing certificates without performing a full exam and, in some cases, the examiners uploaded fake exam results to FMCSA. Read more

How to Survive a DOT Audit

This seminar will cover the following:
 Policies Required for Compliance
 Monitoring Hours of Service (Log Books)
– Do You Have GPS?
 Hiring/Qualifying Drivers
 Drug & Alcohol Testing
 DOT Medical Exam
– Is Your Doctor Certified?
 Maintenance Programs
 Training Your Drivers
 Financial Responsibility
**Certificates will be handed out at the conclusion of the seminar**

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