New Medical Form Effective 10/5/2018
The FMCSA sent a notice to medical examiners informing them that October 4, 2018, was the last day they can use the medical examination forms and certificates that showed an expiration date of 8/31/2018.
Usually, the FMCSA grants a “grace period” during which time the old form can still be used. Unfortunately, they failed to seek re-approval of the forms from the Office of Management and Budget until the date they expired, so in their rush, it appears the agency declined to do so in this case.
As a result, it is critical drivers and motor carriers check the form used by the medical examiner to make certain that it includes the expiration date of 9/30/2019.