Latest News Regarding Diabetic Truckers

Truck drivers with stable insulin regimens and properly controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) will no longer have to seek an exemption. A final rule was published Wednesday, September 19th in the Federal Register, which allows certified medical examiners to grant truckers with insulin-treated diabetes a Medical Examiner’s Certificate that’s good for one year.  It will take effect on November 19th, 2018.  A ITDM assessment must be complete stating the driver maintains a stable insulin regimen and proper control of his or her diabetes.  At least three months of blood glucose self-monitoring records must be provided.  For more information refer to the sources below:

Cole, Matt. “Diabetic truckers with proper treatment no longer need FMCSA waiver to operate.” Overdrive. Sept. 2018: Web.

“FMCSA Removes Red Tape for Diabetic Truck Drivers.” Heavy Duty Trucking, Sept. 2018: Web.

Cole, Matt. “FMCSA removes waiver requirement for diabetic truckers.” Commercial Carrier Journal. Sept. 2018: Web.

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