I'm blind in one eye need help.

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by firemanbill, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Lowlargecar

    Lowlargecar Bobtail Member

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    You will have to get a vision waiver. You will have to drive 3 years in state with no at fault accidents or moving violations including your own personal vehicle. After the 3 years, you can apply to federal. I have dealt with this waiver for the last 6 years.
     
  2. Hvactim

    Hvactim Bobtail Member

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    I drove a truck when I was in my twenties. Hauled oilfield equipment then hailed rock. If you older people remember we were hauling way more then 80.000 in those days. I also now have my pilots license. This little kid makes it sound like driving a truck is some sort of big deal. It's a honest living but not brain surgery. When you press on the gas the trailer is coming with you. I guess I was just to stupid to know I wasn't suppose to feed my family because I had a handicap.
     
  3. mrrast2u

    mrrast2u Bobtail Member

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  4. O.Henry

    O.Henry Medium Load Member

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    I’m blind in one eye.Carry a vision waiver from FMCSA,and have 6 years safe driving.
     
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  5. Vmm215

    Vmm215 Bobtail Member

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    How hard was it to get the vision waiver? How long is it good for?
     
  6. O.Henry

    O.Henry Medium Load Member

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    I got the packet off the FMCSA website.Search “Vision Exemption packet” in their search box.
    It involves a extensive eye exam,and some other stuff.Just make sure you send the application back 100%,or they send it back.(I know).It takes them about 2 Months to process it.its good for 2 years,and you have to get a physical every year.
     
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  7. Oldironfan

    Oldironfan Road Train Member

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    I think color blindness is a bigger concern.
     
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