Being A Truck Driver With A Learning Disability?

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Jordan's Comment
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Been reading the TruckingTruth forums for some time now and thinking about becoming a truck driver. My question is how would have a disability affect me on becoming a driver? Like is that frowned upon within industry?

RedGator's Comment
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Not sure what your disability is however if it doesnt prevent you from learning the skills you need for this job or passing the test my guess would be no.

Errol V.'s Comment
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My question is how would have a disability affect me on becoming a driver? Like is that frowned upon within industry?

Jordan, the thread title says "learning disability". Be more specific. As RedGator says, if you can pass the tests (written, physical exam and drug ones), and can safely operate a semi-truck, there shouldn't be a problem.

The things that would be "frowned upon" would be unsafe practices.

Jordan's Comment
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I want to thank you for replying to my post my learning learning disability is a form of dyslexia. Well because I have this I just have a difficult time with reading sometimes and spelling. I would not think that that would affect me on being a trucker but I am not sure. Just want to thank everyone again for reading my post.

Bleemus's Comment
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I want to thank you for replying to my post my learning learning disability is a form of dyslexia. Well because I have this I just have a difficult time with reading sometimes and spelling. I would not think that that would affect me on being a trucker but I am not sure. Just want to thank everyone again for reading my post.

I have a nephew that is autistic and he has been driving a truck for ten years. Don't let your disability stop you from being a trucker. You may have to work harder than most to pass the written tests but if you believe in yourself go for it!

Errol V.'s Comment
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Dyslexia! Sure that's a disability because it makes it hard to read, bit I bet you manage. Jay Leno makes no secret he's dyslexic. He has to read cue cards for those jokes. I understand dyslexia is accompanied by above average intelligence.

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