Commercial Vehicle Driver Medicals are for drivers of trucks, public passenger vehicles, and vehicles carrying dangerous goods. Commercial Vehicle Drivers must meet higher medical standards because of the demands of their work.
The National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme was introduced in 2008 to support improved safety for commercial vehicle drivers in the heavy vehicle industry.
Under the scheme, standards are set for various aspects of heavy vehicle operations. For example, standards include fatigue management given drivers’ extensive hours spent on the road, and the serious consequences likely to result from a crash.
Health conditions which can affect A commercial vehicle driver
There are various health conditions that can affect a commercial driver’s ability to drive safely, for example:
- Blackouts or fainting
- Vision problems
- Heart disease
- Sleep disorders
- Psychiatric disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Age-related declines
While many factors contribute to safety on the road, driver health and fitness to drive is an important consideration. Above all, drivers must meet certain medical standards to ensure their health status does not unduly increase their crash risk.
Assessing Fitness to Drive, a joint publication of Austroads and the National Transport Commission (NTC), details the medical standards for driver licensing for use by health professionals. For more information, visit the Austroads website.
Moreover, the standards and medical requirements vary from state to state.
Commercial vehicle driver medicals for Uber drivers
Meanwhile in response to the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Uber has decided to permanently close all Greenlight Hubs within Australia effective 19 May 2020.
In summary, all Rideshare companies require a commercial vehicle driver medical. You can book these medical assessments at nominated Jobfit centres.
In conclusion, book and pay online for a Passenger Vehicle Driver Medical.