To whom it may concern:
I would like to get your readers opinions to a problem that I have. First off, I will give you some background information. My main problem is I am handicapped, and I have Muscular Dystrophy. Since I had driven before, I thought driving again would be a good occupation for me because it would be a job that I could sit at and because I like to drive anyhow. My previous experience includes driving International, Kenworth, Peterbilt, and Mack with 5, 10,13, and 15 speed transmissions.
Over the last few months, two doctors, have seen me, one when I got my D.O.T card, and one who seen me because I also learned that I was required to have what they call a “waiver” that accompanies my DOT card. But, he turned me down because according to him the D.O.T rules stated, “I was required to lift a 185 pound tire”. I also continued in my pursuit of getting a waiver by talking to a man in the DOT, who is a “Drivers Qualifications Specialist”, who also turned me down because of his idea of what and who I am based on an acquaintance of his that he knew of that had the same type of problem as I do. He told me that the only thing I could drive commercially would be driving a pickup. I think that the doctor and the Drivers Qualifications Specialist were both prejudice against me because of their preconceived ideas about my disability, without really knowing exactly what I can or can’t do.
Despite all of this, I am still trying to the “Drivers Qualifications Specialist” to change his mind by letting me drive some sort of straight truck (like Haul’s) since I have also driven them in my many moves across the country.
So, I am looking for some type of loads for a pickup and a trailer, and if I can convince the “Drivers Qualifications Specialist”, maybe I will also be looking for loads for a straight truck.
To complicate matters even more, I am looking for not only loads for my “future truck”, I am also trying to get the money I need for a truck from the Small Business Development center. But, before I can go back to the S.B.D.C (Small Business Development Center), I think I will need a contract from someone so I can show them that I will have steady work.
Well, that’s about it. if anyone has any ideas, comments, or suggestions on my problem, I will be happy to hear from you.
Thanks for listening,
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