ATA has as formally requested a six month delay of the impending National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) implementation date. In the hand delivered letter, ATA highlighted serious concerns over the total number and availability of qualified medical examiners, especially in rural areas. Unless FMCSA grants ATA’s request, after May 21 all drivers requiring medical certification or recertification must do so using a medical examiner listed on the NRCME.