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Truck Drivers Can Now Use OOIDA Site to Prepare for DOT Exams

February 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety, Technology

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has launched a new online resource that truck drivers can use to prepare for medical exams that are required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The DOT Doc Website was created to help drivers have access to more information when using the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, operated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Since May of last year, the FMCSA has required that all DOT physicals be completed by an eligible certified medical examiner.

Since the registry was launched, many members have reached out to OOIDA expressing a variety of concerns about the registry and their DOT physicals.

OOIDA’s new website will allow drivers to search the database for physicians who are on the CME registry. Another helpful feature on the DOT Doc website allows users to submit reviews of medical examiners and to search for reviews that other drivers have submitted.

“This website will provide a variety of resources to help drivers prepare for a visit to a certified medical examiner,” said Scott Grenerth, OOIDA’s director of regulatory affairs.

The site features 10 concise topics to help truckers prepare for their exam.

“The topics are meant to ensure people don’t repeat mistakes others have made and to make sure the driver is as informed as possible before stepping into a doctor’s office,” Grenerth said.

The website is at www.ooida.com/ReviewDoc.