Trucker.com: "Report highlights problems with DOT med cert program"

"ATRI survey finds truck drivers are paying higher costs for exams, among other issues"

From Trucker.com

From Trucker.com

A new report has raised concerns about the costs and quality of medical care for commercial drivers nearly three years after the implementation of a federal mandate aimed at improving the process...The survey – based on interviews with over 900 truck drivers, 300 motor carriers and 1,200 medical examiners – found that more than 63% of drivers reported higher costs for their exams since the rule was implemented, with 40% facing out-of-pocket costs between $75 and $124.

For many, the higher costs did not seem to correlate into greater care, ATRI said, with just 6.2% of drivers indicating improved exam quality since the rule was implemented.
— Trucker.com

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