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InstitutePhysical exam - Motor CarrierUSAEnglishAnalysisFocus AreaCompliance and Exceptions (Level 2)Physical exam - Motor Carrier
['Physical exam - Motor Carrier']
- Definitions for terms associated with physical exams for drivers can aid in understanding of the process.
Carrier: Also known as a “motor carrier,” this is a company that uses commercial vehicles in the course of conducting business.
Commercial driver’s license (CDL): A special classified license required for a driver who operates a vehicle that weighs (rated or actual) 26,001 pounds or more, a combination of vehicles weighing or rated at 26,001 pounds or more pulling a trailer with a rated or actual weight of 10,001 pounds or more, a vehicle required to be placarded for hazardous materials, or a passenger vehicle designed to seat 16 or more.
Medical card: A certificate issued to the driver by the examiner after the driver passes a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam (also known as a Medical Examiner’s Certificate, or MEC).
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