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Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Do Toll violations count against your application to a trucking company?

Hey thanks guys,

I really appreciate the responses.

It being a moving violation is really disappointing for sure. I paid the north bound late tolls, it was only by a few months. It's a bummer since I have always tried to keep my record perfect.

My license did not get suspended. Funny you ask if it was someone else driving - that is what the DMV guy said. He says that happens a lot. But it was me. When I found out I had not paid it I was not happy about the money but never knew it was a moving violation. I would have pursued it more back then if I had known it was a moving violation .... if there had been any legal recourse I could have taken. Too late now from what I have been reading on the interweb (lol).

Since I can not even start school for another 8-12 months the time frame might help. That should be 5 years. Still disappointing as I wanted to be a really great candidate with a perfect record. If I have to wait longer I will. Lesson learned.

I will stay positive and do whatever I need. To stay on the right foot I will disclose this to Schneider or anyone I try to sign with. I will be looking for advice in other post over the next few months on trucking. Thanks for helping and thanks for the hard work you truckers do!

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Do Toll violations count against your application to a trucking company?

Hi Guys, Great website!! Looks like a lot of helpful people. I plan to write more in a different post as I have a few of questions for you pros. (been researching for a long time - not doing this halfhearted)

Anyways, since I am serious about going into the truck driver field I just went to the DMV to get my CDL study guide. While there I thought I would get a print out of my complete driving history. I knew (at least I thought I knew) I had not had a ticket in over 25 years. Never had an accident.

The print out shows 4 violations for "Failure to pay tolls -in 2011". YIKES!!

Maybe you professional drivers know that on the Florida turnpike down in Miami-Dade the tolls are pictures taken of tags and then sent to you by mail (for us 4 wheelers at least).

Long story short - I received the heading south tolls and paid them right away. Unfortunately I overlooked (no excuses) the heading North tolls that arrived in the mail later. Once I realized the mistake I made I promptly paid them (by then the were $400 +). But they were paid.

I never knew that would show up on my driving record. Now I am in a bit of a panic that it could be held against me. They are from 2011.

Would a truck driving company hold those against me as "moving violations"?

Read - Schneider says no more than 4 moving violations in past 5 year. It's got me shaking in my boots

--------------------- I have time before I go into CDL school (8-12 months) and I hope to use this forum and advice over this time so I can go into the field and be long term successful by really taking advice from real truck drivers. I am no slouch and take it very serious. This is my dream. I am only now at a point in my life going to get to pursue it. And I do know it is hard work and not all fun.

I will write my story in another post so you can see and know why I want to be a truck driver. I hope you guys help mold and shape me into a person that will stay with the industry and be the type of driver you want to see on the road.

BIG THANKS!!!! Rob PS Yep I bought lots of trucking books (including the one on here) and studied trucker stories and you tube for a long time.

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