Will Anyone Hire Me With A Past Suspended License?

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Angie R.'s Comment
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So my license was suspended by failing to provide insurance on my personal vehicle earlier this year. I had insurance on my car at the time, but I didn't have the up to date card to show. I recently obtained my CDL and so far I've only applied to 2 companies. Prime called first and I was disqualified due to that suspension. They want it to be a year old. It happened in February of this year. My question is...do you know of any companies that will take me with that being on my record?

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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.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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There might be hope. You will need to send out as many applications as you can. Small and large carriers. You might get something. It might not be what you like be it will get you through till February anyway. Truthfully speaking though it will be very hard to find a carrier willing to take you. Nothing against you personally but their insurance company dictates who they can hire. And most company websites state that all suspensions must be at least a year old.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I don't understand. If you had current insurance but an expired card, it seems to me you could have produced that information to the court, and there would have been no suspension. An expired card does not mean expired insurance. I would get back with the court and have that removed. Seems pretty straight forward to me.

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The Breeze's Comment
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I personally had this issue, my suspension came from not paying on a traffic ticket, I was 19 at the time and didn't have the money or the maturity to get it taken care of right away. I was turned down by many companies, Prime Included. You just have to hammer away on that telephone and filling out applications even when you're feeling discouraged. Keep your chin up and keep trying, you're bound to find a couple options. Even if they aren't your first choice.

Hope this helps, Dan.

Maurice R.'s Comment
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I have a license suspension as well due to hard times and not having enough money to pay for my car insurance and rent! I told melton truck lines safety dept and they told me I was fine they said just get in reinstated before coming. They were actually glad I called so I didn't waste their time during orientation lol but yea seems as if some look for the cause of suspension as well. Correct me if I'm wrong! Pray all goes well for you man God's faithful to provide!

Cwc's Comment
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Same thing happend to me... Brand new car and I was working out of town when my plates expired. Lost the ticket and bam... suspended... Call CRST and be on a bus next week.

DatGuyCole's Comment
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Some companies will past some will give you a chance. I had a suspended license 2 years 350 days ago but I can go to Schneider until the 3 year mark and it falls off. Different rules apply to different places . Just continue putting applications out.

G-Town's Comment
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Tractor makes a good point:

I don't understand. If you had current insurance but an expired card, it seems to me you could have produced that information to the court, and there would have been no suspension. An expired card does not mean expired insurance. I would get back with the court and have that removed. Seems pretty straight forward to me.

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I was wondering the same thing...perhaps there is more to this story.

Angie R.'s Comment
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I'll try CRST. Have nothing to lose at this point. Do they look at moving violations within 3 years or 5 years? I have a couple tickets that are 4-5 years old.

I don't understand. If you had current insurance but an expired card, it seems to me you could have produced that information to the court, and there would have been no suspension. An expired card does not mean expired insurance. I would get back with the court and have that removed. Seems pretty straight forward to me.

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Same thing happend to me... Brand new car and I was working out of town when my plates expired. Lost the ticket and bam... suspended... Call CRST and be on a bus next week.

Angie R.'s Comment
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I appreciate everyone's response! I called crst and I got approved. I'll take it! Just need the experience right now since I just graduated from driving school a couple months ago. I'm 23, broke up with my long term bf, now residing at my mom's...so I have absolutely no attachments to worry about. Just want to say thank you😊

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