Can I get permission from individual states to drive in them?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by kurtkk1707, Jul 13, 2021.

  1. kurtkk1707

    kurtkk1707 Bobtail Member

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    Backstory: I have epilepsy but I can't yet apply for the FMCSA Waiver for INTERSTATE travel. I haven't made the 8yr seizure free minimum (I have been driving for only 1.5yr and haven't had an episode in 4yrs ). Is it possible to get permission from neighboring states so I can do regional runs or local-cross state line runs?
    Reason: I live near Toledo, OH and getting a job that doesn't go into Michigan or Indiana is almost impossible.
     
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  3. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    If a load starts in one state and ends in another. It's interstate. Regardless.
     
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  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    jeez...i personally know someone that has epilepsy, (he works inside of a major grocery chain store with his wife) and he cannot even have a regular car driver's license..


    how da heck does one drive an 18 wheeler with that..???
     
  5. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Have you called Keller in Defiance Ohio. They were looking for a shuttle driver 15 days ago to run out of Waterville Ohio that's like 10 miles from Toledo working the second shift. They try and work with driver if something special is needed. About 1 year ago they had a couple drivers that only run Ohio because they were like 19 or something. They have a couple shuttle drivers runs around. Back in May they were looking for shuttle driver to run out of Maumee Ohio.

    Truck Driving Jobs - Find your dream driving job with Keller Trucking
     
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    No you can't. The moment the load, not even just you the driver, crosses a state line it falls 100% on interstate commerce and is governed by FMCSA.

    Silly question. Why did you get in a field of work that your medical problems limits what you can do? Not trying to be discouraging, but why not go for something like an electrical or welding or whatever apprenticeship?
    Heck, there will even be more money in a trade for you because of your medical limitations.
     
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    I suspect another one post wonder.
     
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