Medical standards for Class 5 drivers operating commercially in U.S.
21 October 2015
On October 19, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a reminder notice to U.S. law enforcement agencies of the medical requirements for drivers who drive commercially in the U.S. B.C. residents with a Class 5 driver's licence operating two-axle vehicles over 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg) — commercially in the U.S. — must meet U.S. medical standards.
To comply with U.S. law, B.C. Class 5 drivers operating these vehicles commercially can either:
- upgrade to a B.C. commercial driver's licence (Class 1-4) to meet U.S. commercial medical requirements, or
- be examined by a U.S. licensed medical examiner to obtain a commercial driver medical card that can be carried with their Class 5 licence while operating in the U.S.
Drivers can access the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners at the FMCSA website.
Need more information? Visit the FMCSA website.