49 CFR 391.41 – Operating an Interstate Commercial Vehicle Without a Medical Certificate

Written By: Benjamin Goldman, Esq.

What is 49 CFR 391.41?

This law requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) be medically qualified. The Medical Examination Report Form (MCSA-5875) must be filed out by a qualified doctor. Upon passing the Medical Examination, a CDL driver will receive a valid USDOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate. A driver must continue to provide DMV with an updated copy as necessary. A failure to provide the required medical Certificate with the DMV may result in a loss of commercial driving privileges.

Why Did I Receive a 49 CFR 391.41 Ticket?

If a driver does not present valid medical certification during a traffic stop, a ticket under this law will be issued. The consequences of falsifying a medical certificate have a far greater consequence than not having one during a traffic stop.

According to 49 CFR Appendix B to Part 386 (b):
falsifying these documents results in a violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation, with fines ranging up to $5902.

What Can I Do to Resolve This?

If you were issued a 49 CF 391.41 for failing to present a medical certificate during a traffic stop in New York state, consider reaching out to the Benjamin Goldman Law Office. We are a traffic ticket defense firm that has been assisting motorists for over a decade. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge on how to best handle your ticket. The Benjamin Goldman Law Office is ready to fight on your behalf. Give us a call and see why motorists choose us to defend them in court.

For more information on 49 CFR 391.41, click here to visit the dedicated page on the Legal Information Institute website.