Driving a truck with a disability or medical condition
Drivers with truck licences are subject to the same general standards as regular licence holders, however depending on their medical condition, they may be required to meet higher medical standards. This is most notable for commercial drivers. This is because truck driving demands long periods of driving at a time, and there are usually significantly greater ramifications when accidents occur. It is essential that truck drivers speak to their doctor about any changes in their condition, and if a truck driver no longer fits the health requirements for a commercial vehicle, they may still be able to drive private vehicles.
Depending on the severity of your condition, there may be certain medical obligations that you need to fulfil. For instance, truck drivers with epilepsy are required to have a period of at least 10 years without having a seizure, and usually their licence will have certain conditions endorsed. Drivers with hearing loss or deafness also need to have yearly medical reviews by their specialist or audiologist to, while non-commercial drivers with the same condition generally do not undergo the same level of medical monitoring.
OT driving assessment