Deaf woman gets CDL in Wisconsin; 5th in U.S.

deaf-driver-wiscA woman from Appleton, Wisconsin, recently became the first deaf woman in the state — and fifth in the nation — to receive a commercial driver’s license.

She is now team-driving with her husband.

According to a report by ABC-2, Suzie Helgerson took advantage of a government program which gave medical waivers for the deaf to pursue a career in trucking. After a 10-week training program at Fox Valley Technical College, she was able to receive the license.