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Jpolarbear's Comment
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Dose anyone know of a trucking company can revoke your cdl for not for filling there contract

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.
C T.'s Comment
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That rumor has been around for some time now. As far as I know, once you have your license, its yours. They can take your job but not your license. What company is this if I may ask?

Jpolarbear's Comment
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Joseph B.'s Comment
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A trucking company cannot revoke your CDL. They didn't issue it, and they can't take it away. They can fire you, cut your miles, and do whatever to make your job hell, but your CDL belongs to you and the state that issued it.

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.
Jpolarbear's Comment
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Thank you for the answer

A trucking company cannot revoke your CDL. They didn't issue it, and they can't take it away. They can fire you, cut your miles, and do whatever to make your job hell, but your CDL belongs to you and the state that issued it.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Dose anyone know of a trucking company can revoke your cdl for not for filling there contract

They cannot revoke your CDL. They can however withhold your training certificate proving that you graduated from school. This could make it difficult to find another job, especially if you have less than a year of experience.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Here's the deal. Your license is issued by the state, and therefore the state is the only one who has authority to take it away from you, or revoke it, as you put it. What the company does have the authority to do is withhold your training certificate from you, and usually that is stated in your contractual agreement with them. Without that certificate you might as well forget about getting a job as a new driver.

New drivers entering this career need to realize a contract is a legal binding agreement - before you enter into one you need to make sure you can do your part, because I can guarantee you the trucking company will do it's part. Everybody seems to think they can go to these Company-Sponsored Training Programs and then just walk out and get a different job now that they have a CDL. That license is not like a degree, it doesn't really indicate you know how to do the job, or that you are any good at it, nor does it even mean you know anything about how to be successful at this stuff - I've seen people out here who've been doing this for twenty years and they still don't seem to understand how to succeed at this job!

We say this all the time, and then we end up saying it again and again... When you start your first trucking job you need to stick it out for one full year, it is just the most prudent form of action you can take, and a huge step in the right direction for your continued success at this career. Those of you who think it stinks where you are working and just want to get over on the other side of that fence where the grass seems so much greener need to realize that you are a beginner at this and you don't even have a clue yet how to make a go of it. That first year is where you are going to learn how to make it work. What ever problems you experience with your first employer are only going to be compounded when you switch over to someone else, because the source of them wasn't what you thought it was. Trucking has a whole host of things that are so completely different from the regular jobs people are accustomed to that they can't differentiate between what is just a problem that comes along with the territory or a problem that is specific to their employer. Almost everyone, and I mean almost every new beginner, thinks that their employer is doing things that are keeping them from making some decent money, and it is 99% of the time just a case of a newbie who has no clue as to how this business works. The only way you are ever going to figure it all out is to jump in there with a commitment to making it work, and doing your dead level best to be creative and resourceful at your attempts to succeed at this. I swear I got a masters degree in trucking from my first year out there doing whatever I could to succeed. I started at a company that everyone claimed was terrible and I actually made about fifty grand my rookie year. I did everything I could to be a successful driver. That is just how it works - No one will hold your hand, and no one will babysit you. You are thrown to the wolves, and those who come back alive with a couple of wolves hanging over their shoulders as trophies go on to be successful. The ones who run and look for an easier way to get their education usually end up online spreading unfounded rumors about how the starter company they went with revoked their CDL and then they couldn't get a job anywhere.

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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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