Q: Since marijuana is legal in some states, is the use of it by commercial drivers still affected by federal laws?
A: Yes, marijuana, under federal law, is still illegal and considered a Schedule 1 controlled substance. Any use of such a controlled substance would be cause for immediate disqualification.
Q: What happens if it is found that a driver has lied on a medical examination form?
A: All drivers, when submitting their health history on the medical examination form, are certifying that they are being completely truthful when it comes to their health history. Any falsehood or omission by the driver can invalidate the examination and cause them to lose their license and become unable to drive commercially. There are also civil penalties which can be levied against the driver.
Q: Are dot medical examiners allowed to share medical examination results with the driver’s employer?
A: While the official …