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Physical Qualifications of Drivers

Why is a CMV driver’s health important? A driver’s health is important to her own safety and the safety of other road users.  As a result, the FMCSRs require all drivers to undergo a formal medical examination. The medical examination must be conducted by a medical examiner listed and approved on the FMCSA National Registry …

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General Qualifications of Drivers

Are there requirements in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that drivers need to meet in order to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV)? Yes.  The FMCSRs copper of the details of driver qualification (DQ).  Details are found in section 391.11 and 391.13 of the FMCSRs. What are the general qualifications for a person …

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HOS Violations and Consequences

What are the consequences for a driver who violates the HOS rules? A large number of violations found during road-side inspections are comprised of HOS violations. The two most common violations are found in form and manner due to duty status not being current, and/or logs not even being documented. These violations are most common …

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Recording Driver HOS Duty Status

How does a driver record his HOS duty status? Every driver must record his/her duty status for every 24-hour period using specific methods as outlined by federal regulations (FMCSR). This is called a Record of Duty Status, or RODS.  The driver may record his/her duty status either manually on paper logs or via an on-board …

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