Over the past month, we have spent a great deal of time discussing the requirements and qualifications that must be attained in order to be a CMV driver. To end this series, we have put together another list. This week, we would like to discuss the physical requirements that your drivers must meet.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers must:
• Have no loss of a foot, leg, hand, or arm OR has been granted a skill performance evaluation certificate;
• Have no impairment of a hand or finger which will interfere with the power of grasping;
• Have no impairment of an arm, foot or leg which could interfere with the ability to perform normal tasks that are associated with operating a CMV;
• Have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus which requires insulin for control;
• Have no current clinical diagnosis of: myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by collapse, congestive cardiac failure, syncope, etc.;
• Have no medical history of respiratory dysfunction that will interfere with his/her ability to control a CMV;
• Have no medical history of epilepsy or any other condition that may interfere with safe driving;
• Have no mental, nervous, organic or functional disease or psychiatric disorder that will interfere with driving;
• Have distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 in each eye without contact lenses.
For a full list, be sure to check it out here.
We at Wolpert Insurance hope that you have found this series helpful and useful! Having the best drivers out on the road will not only lower the chance of an accident, but claim or even lawsuit.
For those times that you do face a claim, we are here to provide you with reliable movers insurance. For more information on your options, contact our agency.