Dr. Brad Levine, Orlando Chiropractor, DOT physicals provider, and owner at Workflow Employer Services publishes a new article reviewing changes the DOT made to DOT physical policy for the 2019 year.
Altamonte Springs, FL — March 20, 2019— Workflow Employer Services and DOT physical location owner, Dr. Brad Levine recently published a new article on his website, “Are There DOT Physical Changes for 2019?”
New year, new you. Right? Well, the DOT certainly seems to abide by this principle a lot when it comes to their DOT physical policies and procedures.
The DOT physical is required for all commercial drivers initially and then must be renewed every two years. But it’s not uncommon for the DOT to make tweaks to certain requirements in and within the DOT physical mandates.
As Dr. Levine explains, “One of the changes the new year has brought about in 2019, is the revoked grace period. In the past, there was a grace period to use recently expired DOT medical exam forms. These forms include the Medical Examination Report Form (MCSA-5875) and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MCSA-5876).”
He adds, “Now, that grace period has been revoked due to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) failing to get the old forms re-approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by the time those forms expired.”
Of course, Dr. Levine elaborates, these changes mean the FMCSA is rushing to get new versions of the medical exam forms out to those who need them. The new expiration date for the old forms says Dr. Levine, is September 30, 2019.
Furthermore, he adds, the FMCSA is also working on adding another form to be used by insulin-dependent DOY drivers who are trying to get DOT medically certified to drive commercially.
The full article can be found at: http://orlandodotphysicals.com/are-there-dot-physical-rule-changes-for-2019/.
Workflow Employer Services has two DOT physical locations in Orlando and Altamonte Springs. Both locations offer same day DOT physicals and CDL medical exams along with employee drug testing services. Both DOT physical locations are bilingual and accept DOT physical exam walk-ins.