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Matthew B.'s Comment
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I just got into a minor fender bender in my personal vehicle, and there was no visible damage to either vehicle, but the gentleman driving the vehicle in front of me collected my info (license, registration, insurance)—he was driving a fed ex van and seemed to be ok, and the cops were not called. I just got my CDL TODAY and am starting my new job on the 13th. Will this appear on my record even though no citations were issued?

Thanks!

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.
Turtle's Comment
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As long as nothing gets reported to insurance, I don't think it would come up. He may have to file an incident report with FedEx, but I don't know if that would necessarily be reported.

Rick Dees's Comment
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If a report with the police was not made then I would not mention it to anyone or worry about it.

Sambo's Comment
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FYI, accidents occurring in your personal vehicle not reported to your company can be grounds for dismissal.

Not sure what I would do, but I would find out, just in case the Fed ex guy did report it, and your company finds out.

G-Town's Comment
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I just got into a minor fender bender in my personal vehicle, and there was no visible damage to either vehicle, but the gentleman driving the vehicle in front of me collected my info (license, registration, insurance)—he was driving a fed ex van and seemed to be ok, and the cops were not called. I just got my CDL TODAY and am starting my new job on the 13th. Will this appear on my record even though no citations were issued?

Thanks!

I would inform your employer. The relatively minor nature of the accident should not be a detriment to them going through with the hiring process. If it was unreported, it may only be a footnote in your employment file. However if they find out about it and didn't hear it from you first, that could be a problem; a question of trust and integrity.

Good luck.

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.
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