Q. Commercial Drivers with Diabetes


According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) insulin-dependent diabetes may be a disqualifying condition for commercial drivers. Here is the relevant passage from 49 CFR 391.41:

(b) A person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person --

(b)(3) Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control;

Drivers may be eligible for an exemption or waiver to this rule. For information on requesting a waiver or exemption, see
49 CFR 381 or contact the FMCSA Physical Qualifications Division at (202) 366-4001 or fmcsamedical@fmcsa.dot.gov.

For physical requirements and the USDOT medical exam, please see 49 CFR 391.41 and 391.43and the FMCSA Medical Programs web site.

  • Last Updated Dec 14, 2016
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  • Answered By David Martin

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