The Virginia DMV has issued new medical certification requirements for CDL holders. As the hard copy FAQ and letter sent to one of my drivers seemed to contradict each other, I called the DMV to confirm the changes. The short of it is thatEFFECTIVE1/30/2012, butNO LATER THAN1/30/2014, EXISTING licensed as well as new drivers must provide the DMV with a completed Self Certification form (DL8) and if applicable, either a copy of their medical examiner’s certificate (DOT Medical Card) or their state approved medical variance/waiver letter. If their medical examiner’s certificate indicates that they have been granted a federal waiver exemption and/or skill performance evaluation certificate (SPE) they will also be required to submit a copy of it. These documents can be faxed, mailed or electronically submitted.
If you have drivers on your payroll, I highly recommend that you take some time to familiarize yourself with these new regulations.