Getting a CDL with an amputated Left Foot.

by Tim
(Southern California)

Hi, my question involves interstate trucking with an amputated left foot. I live in California and I am trying to get into a Truck Driving School.


Unfortunately, the CDL driving school didn't even know about the SPE certification. I had to educate them on the subject. Good Lord!

I used to drive for Schneider National on a dedicated General Motors account out of Rancho Cucamonga until May of 2004. I was in a nasty motorcycle accident on my way home from work one night out on the 138. Of course, I wasn't able to return to my job within the allotted time and ended up eventually losing my CDL.

I have tried many other career paths since but haven't found anything that comes close to the satisfaction or income I had when driving. I loved that job! I want to get out on the road again... I thought a little background might help you guys understand my situation.

Does anyone on this sight have any experience with this type of barrier for a driver?

Thanks for your help.

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Jun 24, 2019
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Thank you NEW
by: Tim

I would like to thank you for responding to my post. I will look into all the information you guys suggested.

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Tyson Foods NEW
by: Anonymous

I heard Tyson Foods has a driver with an amputated foot. They may be able to help you.

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by: Hervy

I don't personally have experience with this issue. Here is the government page for info on it.

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/medical/driver-medical-requirements/skill-performance-evaluation-certificate-program

For companies that hire people with disabilities just google, "trucking companies that hire people with disabilities"

American Disabilities Act means all should consider you without discriminating but some companies have actually reached out to those.

If the issue is finding a school see if the state trucking association can steer you in the right direction. Also the local community college might be able to help you.

Good luck Tim

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