Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
W64-221 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590
Main: 202 366-4001
Fax: 202 366-1265 FMCSAMedical@dot.gov
9:00am-5:00 ET, M-F
How can your CDL examiner communicate with you when you start the training and take a road test?
Get a dry eraser board for your examiner to write down to tell you what to do and where to go.
Make sure you and your examiner feel comfortable before and during the road test.
Hearing waiver cannot be used to drive a bus.
Cat Scale is a deaf friendly app to use for weigh paperwork.
FMCSA Regulation #383.133 Test Method:
Interpreters are prohibited during the administration of skills tests (Pre-Trip and Road Exam). Applicants must be able to understand and respond to verbal commands and instructions in English by a skills test examiner. Neither the applicant nor the examiner may communicate in a language other than English during the skills test
TruckerNation.org is a one stop shop where truckers can become better educated, engaged and efficient in understanding relevant industry matters no matter age, race, gender, ethnicity, or affiliation.
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association fight for the rights of professional truckers since 1973
Allen Smith, an radio show host and an trucker, talks and describes about trucking and trucking industries
Free site to practice the CDL test before going for the real thing
Don Olds, an American Sign Language (ASL) CDL Instructor teaches students in Texas. To date, he had taught more than an dozen of deaf students.
Apply online for hearing exemption application (Note: timeframe to get the waiver is 3-12 months)
To find an opening CDL jobs
Sign up to receive and help find a trucker. Kari Fisher is the founder of the Missing Truck Driver Alerts
Department of Transportation Information
States on the list shows which allow deaf drivers drive a bus
Hand Speak ASL Tutorial for those want to learn sign language