How To Get A Suspended CDL Reinstated

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Patrick 's Comment
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According to Texas state law a CDL will be automatically suspended for 1 year for leaving the scene of an accident. My CDL was suspended last April for that, and will be reinstated in. 3 months. But a cop said I knocked over a metal pole that had a stop sign and street sign on it. And my wife was in the passenger seat and said I didn’t do it. I never heard anything. Does anybody have a suggestion of how I could get my CDL back sooner? I couldn’t afford a trucking legal service at the time.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Does anybody have a suggestion of how I could get my CDL back sooner?

Well you said it's Texas state law that your license will be suspended for a year. Other than changing Texas state law or getting the ticket reduced or dismissed I don't know what other options there could be.

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Patrick, you have enough experience driving a truck that you know more often than not you can't feel nor hear anything that happens near the trailer tandems. If you're turning right, you can't see anything either.

Also the judge will believe a police officer (who wrote you the ticket) over a passenger. With the prospect that you will lose a years salary (and/or your trucking career} in the balance, your apperance in court was the time to fight the charge. Now with this offence on your permanent record, I'd suggest it's time to look for a different profession.

If this is the ticket you asked earlier about expunging, you might consider the phrase "snowball in hell" as your answer. The judge who imposed the sentence, or a higher court, will have to be convinced all over again the the police officer was mistaken.

Best of luck to you!

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Rainy D.'s Comment
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:::::bangs head against wall::::

I m speechless. He doesnt have a licemse, but has a perfect record. He doesnt have interest in marriage, but has a wife. He wants same sex health insurance, but is a man. Hes 70, no hes 25.

Just shoot me now please.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I'm thinking he's the biggest troll ever.

Jim A.'s Comment
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We are in a new episode of "The twilight zone"

PackRat's Comment
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And I thought I read that The Troll had a great great driving job at yet another company....driving but no license due to suspension. More misinformation. Yawn.....

Jim F.'s Comment
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Robot

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Are we back on this again?

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