Trucking and Transportation
Truckers have been referred to as the ‘backbone’ of our Country by delivering food, supplies, and over 90% of the goods we use as consumers. Quite often truckers must drive on even when they are not feeling well or are managing a chronic health condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, and the long hours worked by the nearly 3 million long-haul truckers in the United States makes it very difficult to schedule or keep medical appointments so many drivers end up ignoring their symptoms.
The Affordable Care Act requires CMV drivers in interstate commerce to use MEs listed on the National Registry to obtain a DOT certificate, and Medical Certificates issued prior to May 21, 2014 are valid until the expiration date. The DOT is mandating that drivers become DOT certified by a DOT-certified Medical Examiner, and DOT Medical Certified Doctors must fill out the paperwork for drivers and go through all rules and regulations thoroughly with the drivers.
CSI has formed a partnership for CSI Virtual eClinic Health Systems to be placed on location at truck stops throughout the United States. A Medical Assistant will be available to help drivers perform necessary testing to meet DOT licensing regulations, and through Telehealth, drivers will be connected with physicians in order to provide a prescription, if necessary, which can be delivered to a driver at the truck stop.
CSI not only serves our nation’s truck drivers, but also the entire transportation industry as well as highway travelers by making medical services easily available through our Virtual eClinic Health System Kiosks and helps individuals manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and weight issues through self-testing and provides health risk assessments as well as informative, educational videos pertaining to health issues.