How Can A Drivers Lic Or Cdl Be Suspended In One State And Not All States

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Kevin L.'s Comment
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I was informed yesterday by a recruiter that my lic and cdl were suspended in NJ yet my PA cdl is in good standing. In fact I had to get permits recently to add the S, P, and hazmat endorsements and heard nothing about it then. I will find out Monday but I thought if it was suspended in one state it would be in all. I have not had a cdl in NJ in about a decade. No idea what caused this in the first place. Anyone have advice on how to fix it other than calling Trenton Monday

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Old School's Comment
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You're going to have to speak with the DMV in the state where you have the suspension. More than likely you have some unpaid fine from way back that is going to have to be paid.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Kevin L.'s Comment
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That is what I think as well it is an old issue. Honestly, I think it was because I lived in NJ years ago and two other states prior and was paying child support through their court system until I moved to PA and it was paid through payroll deduction and income tax withholding however, when the support was paid in full to the original state NJ either was not notified it was paid in full or did not document it as such. If that is correct though then I do not feel like there should be any reinstatement fees as I currently do not hold a NJ License as I turned it in when I moved to PA. It is interesting to me though because I always thought a big part of the CDL was to have one license and one record and it seems not to be the case here. It took a prospective employer (surprised they could not tell me why it was suspended though) to let me know of this when I have been to PENNDOT multiple times and gone through many background checks and fingerprinting in the past few months.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Turtle's Comment
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It happened to me too. I've had a NY license for 25 yrs or so. Last year I took and passed my CDP test in NY. Then in MO I took the CDL test there, where I found out there was a hold on my license stemming from an unpaid (and unknown to me) surcharge from NC 20 something years ago.

Long story short: I had to go through NCDMV to get it cleared up before MO would give me my CDL.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Kevin L.'s Comment
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After about 3 hours on the phone and web i found out they suspended it in 2006 because i was behind on child support yeteven though im paid off entirely on it now and have been for several years. They know that but want 100 dollars to take me off their list. They call it a restoration fee. They also tell me any license ive had since is also suspended which has not been my experience. Im pretty sure they suspended my nj license after i got my pa one and i have renewed 2 times since 2006

Old School's Comment
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Pay it and move forward.

The 100 dollars isn't worth stressing over.

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