I am on what's called a Medical Waiver which as you stated, has many restrictions. If you can pass the physical with no problem, no questions asked. It's when you can't pass all the parts of the physical when you have to apply for a Medical Waiver. Back when they started doing the physicals, they took urine samples and there is no way to fool that test.<quoted text> Didn't really mean to pry. If you had previously responded that your business is your business I personally would have accepted that. Your last comment is quite telling.
It says that you Of course you do understand the limitations.
I know of an over the road driver that somehow kept getting a doctors OK after numerous medical suspensions. Open heart surgery, high blood pressure, serious obesity, & shortness of breath that I know of. There could have been other issues too.
He finally took his self off of the road. Without incident thank goodness.
I'm not complaining. At least I'm doing something I want to do as long as I have to work for a living. But along with limited options is limited income as well. Most jobs require a Haz-Mat endorsement. If not for that, the world would be mine in my career.
There are so many jobs out there that employers can't fill the positions. That's why I get so sick of hearing that some people can't find a job. There are thousands of them in my field of work, it's just that Americans are too lazy to do something new. They would rather sit on government programs. I understand it's scary, it's a lot of responsibility, driving is in the top ten of the most fatal jobs in the country. I remember how scary it was when I started and even a few years afterwards. There were times I looked in my mirror and looked at that big trailer and thought to myself "WTF am I doing in this thing, am I crazy or something? LOL!
But if I can do it, anybody can do it. The part that pizzes me off more than anything is that there are people more physically qualified to earn more money than I do, and they won't do it.