In order to legally drive a big rig in interstate commerce, truckers are required to have a physical examination from a qualified medical examiner. If they pass, they get a Medical Examiners Certificate that’s good for up to two years. However, nearly half of the nation’s truck drivers are certified for less than one year, resulting in problems for them as well as truck fleets.

Listen to this latest episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we discuss the problem with Bob Perry, known to many as the “Trucker Trainer” with Fit Drivers. He explains the causes of truck drivers not receiving their medical certificates for a full two years and why some can’t get them at all, as well as solutions to this problem, and as the benefits of solving this for both truckers and motor carriers.

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“Eyes on the Road” is the official podcast from PrePass Safety Alliance, the provider of PrePass, the most expansive weigh station bypass and integrated electronic toll payment platform available. Other services include INFORM™ Safety and INFORM™ Tolling software for improving truck safety scores and lowering toll costs.


Eyes on the Road with PrePass
Eyes on the Road with PrePass

Evan Lockridge is a veteran broadcaster and award-winning trucking journalist. "Eyes on the Road" discusses trucking industry hot topics for drivers and fleet managers. The series is presented by PrePass, providers of weigh station bypass, toll payment services and trucking technology.