ATRI and Mayo Clinic survey will examine driver medical exam process

Input sought from carriers and drivers on impact of NRCME

Posted September 15, 2016

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and Mayo Clinic launched a set of surveys designed to solicit motor carrier and commercial driver input on the impact that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) has had on the driver medical exam process.

The NRCME was deployed in 2014 and since then, medical examiners performing Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals are required to take an approved course, pass an exam, and be listed in the registry before issuing medical certificates.

ATRI says the research will quantify how effective the NRCME process is in improving the DOT physical exam process, and ensuring that medical examiners understand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and guidance for issuing medical certificates.

The research includes three separate data collection surveys; one each for motor carriers, commercial drivers, and medical examiners. The first two surveys for motor carriers and drivers are available on ATRI’s website. Mayo Clinic will be distributing the third survey to medical examiners through their targeted network.

Motor carriers and commercial drivers are encouraged to complete the confidential surveys available on the ATRI website.

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