U.S. trucking regulators have rolled back a rule that barred individuals with insulin-treated diabetes from driving commercial vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said that commercial drivers with properly treated diabetes mellitus can now seek a clearance to drive from a certified medical examiner. Previously, drivers with insulin-treated diabetes were prohibited from driving commercial motor vehicles unless they received a special exemption from the FMCSA, which can take up to six months to obtain. The FMCSA’s final rule enables a certified medical examiner to grant an individual with insulin-treated diabetes a certificate, MCSA-5876, which is valid for up ... Read More
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