if I loose my job due to a government ruling, can I get unemployment? I am a truck driver. I have heard that the federal DOT has passed a new law that will be strict on a persons BMI [body mass index] . I am trying very hard to get to their new standards however my license expires in Sept. 2014. I will not be able to meet their requirements in this time. therefore I will more than likely loose my career that I have had for 25+yrs.