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The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (National Registry) is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. It requires all medical examiners (MEs) who wish to perform physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to be trained and certified in FMCSA physical qualification standards. Medical examiners who have completed the training and successfully passed the test are included in an online directory on the National Registry website.

  • Click here to learn more about becoming a certified medical examiner.

Currently all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are required to have a valid medical certificate signed by a healthcare provider. The only change created by the implementation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is that, within 2 years of the rule's effective date, all CMV drivers must be examined by a ME who is listed on the National Registry.

  • Click here for more information that pertains to commercial motor vehicle drivers and carriers.



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New Carrier - Start with this link if you are a new carrier.

Interstate Carrier - This link is for carriers who transport interstate freight and/or travel through more than one state.

Intrastate Carrier - This link is for carriers who do not transport interstate freight, those whose shipments originate and end wholly within South Dakota.

Agriculture - This link is for agriculture carriers.

Automated Permitting - The quick & easy way to purchase your permit online.

Types of Permits - Adobe PDF file or Chapter 4 of the Motor Carrier Handbook

If you are an experienced trucker and need more information on a specific subject, please check the links on the left.

If you need a publication, want to ask a question, need to contact someone, or search for what you are looking for, those links are located up above.

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