Changes for Driver Medical Card Physicals

Reminder: Securing commercial loads

By Alexandra Zabinski

Recently, a Hastings landscaper who failed to properly secure an 1100-pound boulder in a his truck caused the deaths of two other motorists. While tragic, the accident is a reminder of the importance of knowing and abiding by Minnesota and Federal laws about securing loads in commercial vehicles. Minn. Stat. 169.81, subd. 5 requires drivers…

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Changes for Driver Medical Card Physicals

By Patrick McGuiness

Same Test, New Doctor Beginning Wednesday, May 21, 2014 medical exams for commercial drivers must be performed by registered medical examiners. Longstanding state and federal regulations require certain commercial drivers to obtain certifications from medical professionals affirming that they are qualified to operate vehicles. In Minnesota, drivers that are covered by the regulations must carry…

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