ESTABLISHMENT OF GUIDELINES TO AID EXAMINING PHYSICIANS. GUIDE FOR MEDICAL EXAMINERS TO DETERMINE FITNESS TO DRIVE IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE. THE ROLE OF CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

The Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety (BMCS) is responsible for establishing minimal health requirements which disqualify interstate commercial drivers for safety reasons as part of its responsibility for regulating the safety of motor carrier operations. Standardization and adequate dissemination of the rules, guidelines, and positions developed by the BMCS are essential to full implementation by medical examiners, the motor carrier industry, the unions, and the individual drivers. In an effort to improve existing regulations, define relationships, and furnish meaningful guidelines, the BMCS established the need for an evaluative study and a guide to assist examining physicians and others connected with medical fitness requirements of drivers. The present study was designed to satisfy that need.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78228-0510

    Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gruber, G J
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 296 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWRI-13-3861 Final Rpt., FHWA-BMCS-77-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8274
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM