Medical Examinations / Determine type of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operation
For the purpose of complying with the new requirements for medical certification, it is important to know how the employee is using the CMV. To help you decide, follow these steps:
Does or will the employee use a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate a CMV in interstate or intrastate commerce?
Interstate commerce is when the employee drives a CMV:
Intrastate commerce is when the employee drives a CMV within a State and does not meet any of the descriptions above for interstate commerce
If the employee operates in both intrastate commerce and interstate commerce, you must choose interstate commerce
Once you decide whether the employee operates (or will operate) in interstate commerce or intrastate commerce, you then must decide whether the employee operates (or expect to operate) in a non-excepted or excepted status.
The employee operates in excepted interstate commerce when the employee drives a CMV in interstate commerce only for the following excepted activities:
If you answered yes to one or more of the above activities as the only operation in which the employee drives, the employee operates in excepted interstate commerce and does not need a Federal medical examiner’s certificate
If the employee drives for more than just the above activities, the employee operates in non-excepted interstate commerce and is required to provide a current medical examiner’s certificate (49 CFR 391.45), commonly referred to as a medical certificate or DOT card, to your SDLA. Most CDL holders who drive CMVs in interstate commerce are non-excepted interstate commerce drivers
If the employee operates in both excepted interstate commerce and non-excepted interstate commerce, you must choose non-excepted interstate commerce to be qualified to operate in both types of interstate commerce
The employee operates in excepted Intrastate commerce when drives a CMV only in intrastate commerce activities which State of licensure has determined do not require to meet the State’s medical certification requirements
The employee operates in non-excepted intrastate commerce when drives a CMV only in intrastate commerce and is required to meet State of licensure’s medical certification requirements
If the employee operates in both excepted intrastate commerce and non-excepted intrastate commerce, you must choose non-excepted intrastate commerce.