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New CDL requirements could pull drivers off the road

The strict medical requirements begin May 21st
If you have a commercial driver’s license, a CDL, some big changes are on the way that could take some drivers off the road.

Department Of Transportation passed new regulations that significantly increases medical requirements for commercial drivers.

These new regs go into effect May 21st.

Anyone who possesses a commercial driver’s license, or CDL, will be required to pass strict new medical requirements.

This could result in some drivers not being re-certified.

The new regulations will apply to school bus drivers, transit drivers, truck drivers or anyone who transports people for any kind of compensation.

Steve Marshall is the safety and compliance officer for the Crawford Area Transit Authority and says some drivers may be surprised when it comes to getting re-certified.

Health problems like diabetes, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure will now be a cause not to re-new a CDL license. Those health problems that might not have mattered in the past, will now

The new stricter health regulations go into effect May 21st

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