Medical Examiner’s Certificate for Semi-Truck DriversTo help ensure that commercial drivers are trained, qualified, and fit to operate a commercial vehicle, they are required under the Uniform Commercial Driver’s License Act, to be physically qualified to operate the vehicle.  This requires them to be examined by a medical professional and carry a certificate from the medical examiner stating they are physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle.  Failure to carry this certificate will result in a traffic infraction to the driver and may suffer a penalty of $250.00.  

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Washington Law regarding medical examiner’s certificates for commercial drivers are as follows:

RCW 46.25.055: Medical examiner’s certificate—Required. (Effective until April 30, 2019.)

A person may not drive a commercial motor vehicle unless he or she is physically qualified to do so and, except as provided in 49 C.F.R. Sec. 391.67, has on his or her person the original, or a photographic copy, of a medical examiner’s certificate that he or she is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle.

RCW 46.25.057: Medical examiner’s certificate—Failure to carry—Penalty. (Effective until April 30, 2019.)

(1) It is a traffic infraction for a licensee under this chapter to drive a commercial vehicle without having on his or her person the original, or a photographic copy, of a medical examiner’s certificate that he or she is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle.

(2) A person who violates this section is subject to a penalty of two hundred fifty dollars. If the person appears in person before the court or submits by mail written proof that he or she had, at the time the infraction took place, the medical examiner’s certificate, the court shall reduce the penalty to fifty dollars.

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