Can you still be a Commercial Truck Driver?

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Re: Can you still be a Commercial Truck Driver?

Post by TruckerRon » August 3rd, 2010, 11:59 am

FLGreyhound wrote:I think Mark had the best idea. That if they take your CDL because of your having an ICD, then that ought to make you pro forma "totally disabled" and eligible for all governmental benefits. That would give them some food for thought.
In my case, because I've done other types of work in the past, the Powers That Be are convinced I'm up to driving a desk. The fact that I'm incapable of focusing on anything truly complex more than a few minutes at a time doesn't faze them...

On a happier note, Utah is ahead of the curve on ICDs--you can still have a CDL for intrastate driving. All you have to do is find an employer (and insurance company) who'll accept the risks, and there are a few who do according to the nice DOT lady I've talked with.
TruckerRon -- Received Minion I on 17 Sep 2009, Minion II on 26 Jan 2015

Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
Medtronic Viva XT CRT-D
No shocks yet...
My intro is at: http://www.icdsupportgroup.org/board/vi ... 099#p57099

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