Seat Belt Violations

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Jake S.'s Comment
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I was thinking about getting my cdl due to recently getting laid off from the steel mill in ohio. I got 3 seat belt violations on my record other then that clean. Just curious as to if I'll have trouble getting a company to hire me cause of them. Thank you

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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Why don't you wear your seat belt? Especially after your 1st (or 2nd) violation? Just curious, not trying to start anything

Errol V.'s Comment
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Seatbelts are so important that I got written up for not being belted in when I backed a tractor up to a trailer. 5 feet travel distance!

But as moving violations, that's up to each company.

Pat M.'s Comment
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The only thing that would concern me is that you do not seem to learn from your mistakes. I can take someone that makes a mistake as long as they do not make that same mistake again. Not that seatbelt violations are as big of a deal as say a DUI or speeding but it shows a pattern and that is what employers look at.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Charles K.'s Comment
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Seatbelts are so important that I got written up for not being belted in when I backed a tractor up to a trailer. 5 feet travel distance!

But as moving violations, that's up to each company.

Errol, Was that write-up done by Swift or by a trooper?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Charles wants details:

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Seatbelts are so important that I got written up for not being belted in when I backed a tractor up to a trailer. 5 feet travel distance!

But as moving violations, that's up to each company.

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Errol, Was that write-up done by Swift or by a trooper?

The "bump" activated the camera, and the scene was deemed a seatbelt violation by Swift.

You could say that's silly, and it is. But that's also how important seatbelts are to Swift. No argument there.

Guess what: Swift sends me paychecks. So I follow Swift's policies.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Guess what: Swift sends me paychecks. So I follow Swift's policies.

shocked.png What a novel concept. If more people took this approach there would be less job hopping and just miserable drivers in general.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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RE: Seatbelts, ok few years ago, a friend of mine, went to C.R. England get his trucking start. He had told me, that on the in-cab inspection? or road test, to fasten your seat belt , FIRST THING! or it's an auto-fail

Errol V.'s Comment
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C'mon, Pat!

If more people took this approach there would be less job hopping and just miserable drivers in general.

A lot of companies send paychecks to people. I could easily get checks from Celadon of JB Hunt. But i have no complaints about Swift.

The seatbelt thing is such small potatoes (not even a left over French fry) it's no reason to move on.

Pat M.'s Comment
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C'mon, Pat!

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If more people took this approach there would be less job hopping and just miserable drivers in general.

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A lot of companies send paychecks to people. I could easily get checks from Celadon of JB Hunt. But i have no complaints about Swift.

The seatbelt thing is such small potatoes (not even a left over French fry) it's no reason to move on.

What I meant was that if they just followed the rules and just did the work there would fewer miserable truck drivers just because they did not let things like this bother them.

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