- § 391.2
- § 391.11
General qualifications of drivers.
- § 391.15
Disqualification of drivers.
- § 391.21
Application for employment.
- § 391.23
Investigation and inquiries.
- § 391.25
Annual inquiry and review of driving record.
- § 391.27
Record of violations.
- § 391.31
- § 391.33
Equivalent of road test.
- § 391.41
Physical qualifications for drivers.
- § 391.43
Medical examination; certificate of physical examination.
- § 391.45
Persons who must be medically examined and certified.
- § 391.47
Resolution of conflicts of medical evaluation.
- § 391.49
Alternative physical qualification standards for the loss or impairment of limbs.
- § 391.51
General requirements for driver qualification files.
- § 391.63
- § 391.65
Drivers furnished by other motor carriers.
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Question 1: Is it intended that the words "person" and "driver" be used interchangeably in §391.45?
Question 2: Do the FMCSRs require applicants, possessing a current medical certificate, to undergo a new physical examination as a condition of employment?
Guidance: No. However, if a motor carrier accepts such a currently valid certificate from a driver subject to part 382, the driver is subject to additional controlled substance testing requirements unless otherwise excepted in subpart H.
Question 3: Must a driver who is returning from an illness or injury undergo a medical examination even if his current medical certificate has not expired?
Guidance: The FMCSRs do not require an examination in this case unless the injury or illness has impaired the driver’s ability to perform his/her normal duties. However, the motor carrier may require a driver returning from any illness or injury to take a physical examination. But, in either case, the motor carrier has the obligation to determine if an injury or illness renders the driver medically unqualified.