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Keith G.'s Comment
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What does it mean by “case by case” ? I’ve seen that a lot but not sure what they mean by that


No set policy is formalized. Meaning they will evaluate each case to determine if an applicant is qualified. Simply put, you'll have an opportunity to explain any anomaly. If your explanation is satisfactory (judgement call) you're through to the next step.

Experienced that myself with another company. I'm very fit, even got recruited as a 28 year old college athlete before joining the industry officially. But the carrier seen my VA disability % and decided not to take the risk. I understand why, but I just laugh now.

As for OP, just do what you feel is best based off what you've learnt. I'm sure you'll be fine. Good luck!

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I know about the disability thing. I would absolutely LOVE to do flatbedding. It just isn't in my stars. I was medically discharged for 2 damaged discs in my lower back. Flatbed companies won't touch me. With good reason. I don't blame them. Why not get spinal fusion surgery. 2 reasons. 1) I also suffer from degenerative disc diseases across my entire spine. Fusion would cause more problems than it solved. 2) The damaged sections of my nerves have finally died and I am no longer in pain. Granted it left me with roughly 20% feeling and 90% function of my left leg. Yes, I drive a manual. Wouldn't want it any other way. Granted, I no longer feel the 'burn' of muscle exhaustion. My clue that my leg is getting tired in heavy traffic is it starts shaking, lol.

Anyways, every Flatbed company I applied to out of school quickly ghosted me after They found out about my disability. I can take a hint.

The moral is, just because you get denied by one company or even many, keep trying. Someone will give you a chance.

Like I always say, I am not handicap! I have a disability.

Drive Safe and God Speed.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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