Most CMV drivers are confused about the rules pertaining to insulin use. Because of past DOT regulations, many drivers think that you can not continue to drive if they are on insulin. [Read more…]
What to do after a Seizure, Stroke, or TIA (mini stroke). A clarification.
By Dr. Alexander E. Underwood
There is quite a bit of misinformation in the commercial driving industry about driving after a stroke, ministroke (TIA) or seizure. This issue is so complex that many medical examiners (CME’s) will have to reach out to FMCSA for guidance on certifying drivers. [Read more…]
I’m here for a DOT physical, why are they making me do a urine test?
When patients come to see me for their DOT physical, they are often surprised they have to provide a urine sample. “I have to do a drug test right now?” is the most common response I get, but this is not a drug test, it is a simple urinalysis. [Read more…]
In November of 2018 Missouri joined the growing list of states (33 in total) to legalize Marijuana. This summer (projected by July 2019) you will be able to apply for a Marijuana card that will allow you to purchase marijuana legally for approved medicinal uses with a prescription from a Doctor in Missouri. With these new developments in Missouri, our phone has been ringing with questions from CDL drivers and Trucking company Owners and Operators in regards to how the changing laws impact their drug testing programs.