Getting My Old Driving Record From Another State

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Chitown Pete's Comment
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Does anyone know how I can get a driving history on myself that goes back...well....forever? I have some things on my driving record but I'm not 100% on all the details like the exact dates, etc. The thing I'm thinking about was around 15 years ago, and in the interest of an accurate full disclosure to a hiring company, I wanted to pull the information first but the state only goes back as far as 7 years. Anyone have any ideas? This was with a regular license by the way, not a CDL. Thanks!!


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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Just go to the State website and order as far back as they go. I suppose you could call and ask someone. Good luck with that. They are Government employees after all! What it your big concern about 15 years ago? I would disclose anything that you feel would throw up a Red Flag. The Big players can find things that even you may have forgotten about.

Chitown Pete's Comment
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Absolutely! I'm sure they will think it's a big thing, it was for a leaving the scene of an accident and an expired license. I'm hoping that since it was so long ago that if I at least tell them exactly what happened that it won't be an issue. Just wanted to make sure I have the details straight first. If I tell them what happened and ballpark the "when" do you think that's alright? As long as I'm up front about what happened, does the exact date matter?

Tractor Man's Comment
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I don't think the exact date is important. Just that it happened. If they want details, they'll find them. Shoot out some applications and see what happens. There is a feature on this site that lets you fill out 1 application and it is sent to a bunch of Companies. I'm sure you will get multiple offers. Most people do.


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