Entries by Pat Pickett

[In the News] DOT May Alter Protocol for Diabetic Truck Drivers

Article via CCJ Digital. Insulin Dependent Diabetic Truckers Insulin-dependent diabetic truckers may no longer have to request a formal exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, should a new federal rule go into effect. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday it is seeking public comments on a revised 2015 rule eliminating the exemption […]

Indiana CDL Physical Exams

Are your drivers fit for duty? How are you managing driver DOT medical cards and CDL physical exams? Indiana’s Creekside Testing and Compliance can help. Guidelines | Regulations | Driver Health With so much to consider in regards to driver health – diabetes, blood pressure, sleep apnea and medications -making sure your drivers are fit for duty […]

Is Having Diabetes An Automatic DOT Disqualifier?

The strict testing of the DOT physical is meant to protect the lives of those who may be driving, as well as other drivers on the road. Dr. Erin Merrill, a certified medical examiner, is passionate about helping navigate all the ins and outs of the DOT physical exam. When it comes to diabetes and […]

[In the News] Trucker Smart Wristbands

Some define truck driving as the unhealthiest occupation in America. When life revolves around sitting stationary for hours in stress-induced traffic and pausing to stretch those legs usually equals a stroll through the aisles of a sweet and salty of a road stop gas station, it is no wonder truck drivers are faced with increasing […]

Central Indiana’s Dr. Erin Merrill Talks DOT Physicals and Medical Cards

Creekside Chiropractic, Dr. Erin Merrill and DOT Physicals Dr. Erin Merrill, a certified medical examiner, is passionate about helping motor carriers navigate the ins and outs of DOT physicals, medical cards and monitoring driver health conditions. Dr. Merrill recently presented to a large group of motor carrier professionals at the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle […]