Medical Certification FAQ: Part Threeof Three Parts:
Once I provide the driver licenseagency with my medical examiner certification, will I still need to carry mymedical card?
Yes. Driversare currently still required to carry their medical certification with themwhen operating a commercial motor vehicle.
I am an independent operator who worksfor two different companies, a long haul trucking firm and a company involvedin Apiarian Industries (beekeepers seasonally transporting bees – exempt fromproviding medical certification). Which category should I certify under?
Since youwill be operating, at times, in non-excepted interstate commerce for a longhaul trucking firm, you must certify in Category A – Non-excepted Interstate,and you must have a medical certificate.
I am a CDL holder in the military whohas been deployed overseas and my medical certificate is going to expire priorto my return. What will I need to do?
All CDLholders required to have a valid medical certificate must comply with theregulations in Part 383. The regulations provide no exceptions to servicemembers on active deployment. If a service member can provide an acceptablemedical certificate, his/her medical certification will continue. Otherwise, the state will have to begin thedowngrade process.