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How long do i need to hold my license before a company will consider hiring

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Thomas M.'s Comment
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Ok just got my license back about a month ago from a suspension.How long will i need to hold them before a company will consider hiring me. Since i did not have them for so long .Yes i i used to have a cdl before the suspension not sure if that will help or not but just looking for some answers hopefully. Thanks guys

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Much depends on what the SUSPENSION WAS FOR - and HOW LONG you were suspended.

Rick

Thomas M.'s Comment
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The suspension was for unpaid tickets. But i kept driving around on suspended license. and in north Carolina they add three years to the suspension. But i was a hard headed **** kept on driving .in total my license was suspended for 14 years .but i can bet you that's the last time that happens but yea just got them back about a month ago been looking online but haven't found any useful info there. so decided to ask the forum

Rick S.'s Comment
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If you've been unlicensed for 14 years - I'd suspect that a company (or even CDL rules themselves) are going to require to hold a regular operators license for a year.

A lot may also depend on when the last DWLS (driving while license suspended) citation was issued.

Most companies don't want to see suspensions for a couple of years. But if you were told to walk a few years back, and you actually obeyed and didn't get caught driving - then you might have a shot.

But again - after not holding a license for 14 years, you are likely to need to get a year under your belt before applying for a CDL.

I'm assuming you had to take written and road tests to re-obtain your regular drivers license, after the suspension was over. Typically, after not holding a license for a year - any jurisdictions want to see a full re-test.

Rick

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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