Current Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations prohibit all individuals with insulin dependent diabetes from obtaining a commercial drivers license. In a recent reversal of this policy, the FHWA has decided to begin a trial period for waiving the restriction based on a case-by-case medical evaluation process using criteria suggested by the American Diabetes Association. Drivers deemed eligible will be monitored for a three year period.
The FHWA will begin accepting waiver applications immediately from individuals with insulin dependent diabetes who are seeking a commercial driver’s license. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 1994. If you are interested in getting more information about the waiver process, call the toll free number for the FHWA: 1-800-832-5660. The FHWA is open Monday through Friday from 8 am-4 pm Eastern Standard Time.
In order to qualify for a waiver, applicants must comply with the medical prerequisites suggested by the American Diabetes Association and described below.