Diabetes
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Drops Exemption Process for Insulin-Treated Diabetic Drivers

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that will allow certificated medical examiners to decide whether truck drivers with stable diabetes are qualified to drive, eliminating a requirement that the drivers seek an exemption from the agency before being allowed to get behind the wheel.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2018
Government, Business

FMCSA Plan to Eliminate Exemptions for Diabetic Drivers in Limbo

A finger-prick diabetes test A patient undergoes a finger-prick test for diabetes. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Greg Crawford, an insulin-dependent commercial motor vehicle driver from Oak Park, Mich., says he had to wait months for a medical expert’s verification that his condition was stable before federal regulators cleared him to get back behind the wheel.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2018
Government, Safety

FMCSA Takes a Step Closer to Removing Exemption Requirement for Diabetic Drivers

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken another step toward removal of a requirement that all drivers with insulin-treated diabetes seek a formal exemption to be allowed behind the wheel.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2017