By January 30, 2014, Minnesota drivers holding or applying for a commercial driver’s license (“CDL”) are required to certify the following with Driver and Vehicle Services (“DVS”), a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety:
(1) whether the driver is engaged in interstate or intrastate driving; and
(2) whether the driver is exempt or non-exempt from the medical examination requirements under federal law (49 C.F.R. part 391 ) and Minnesota law (Minnesota Statutes, chapter 221).
Non-exempt drivers are required to provide a current medical examiner’s certificate or a waiver. Exempt drivers are required to complete a Medical Self-certification Form.
Drivers who do not meet the January 30, 2014 deadline will be downgraded to a Class D license and will be unable to perform their jobs.
As the deadline to self-certify fast approaches, contact the attorneys at Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. for assistance with this process or for more information. The attorneys at Trepanier MacGillis Battina are familiar with the legal issues that motor carriers and drivers in the trucking industry face. The Firm’s attorneys routinely present at conferences and seminars on this unique area of law.
About the Author:
Attorney Bryan R. Battina practices extensively in the field of employment law. Bryan may be reached at 612.455.0505 or email@example.com.