With the stresses, lifestyle and diet of the average truck driver this should serve as a warning that you may suffer a serious problem and should be a cause of concern for anyone not simply the truck driver. The good news is that this condition can be controlled successfully and current medical therapies more often than not lead to a long and productive life…
Medical examiners are all aware of the fact that
drivers that have difficulties identifying certain colors can also be a danger to
themselves and others while on the road. That said, medical examiners often times
confuse being color blind to being unable to drive safely. This is far from the truth…
Waiting periods or defined time frames that a driver must wait following a health related event (like a heart attack) regardless of any treating provider’s opinion. The time frames are based on research statistics relating to necessary recovery times following the event (or treatment such as surgery) that ensure that the driver is safe to operate a commercial motor vehicle.