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Patrick 's Comment
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In November 2016 I knocked over a metal pole that had a stop sign and street sign on it. I did not notice this and drove on to my pickup point. 30 minutes later an officer approached my truck and told me what I had done. He wrote up an accident form and left. He also wrote 2 tickets the next day for leaving scene of accident, and careless driving. My CDL was suspended in April this year. My CDL will be reinstated in April 2018. Western Express told me they are a second chance company, and Central Oregon Transport said they would take me also. I even considered letting my CDL go and going through another trucking company who trains. I though that might be easier. Any suggestions anyone.

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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You should have fought the tickets, especially the one for leaving the scene. Obviously you didn't know you hit anything or you would have stopped. A BS charge.

Preventable though. Watch them mirrors constantly...never lose sight of your wagon. We drive the trailer, never forget that fact.

Don't let your CDL go. You'll regret that. Western Express or Carolina Cargo...work your way out of the hole and regain some confidence. Don't give up or quit.

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.
millionmiler24's Comment
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You should have fought the tickets, especially the one for leaving the scene. Obviously you didn't know you hit anything or you would have stopped. A BS charge.

Preventable though. Watch them mirrors constantly...never lose sight of your wagon. We drive the trailer, never forget that fact.

Don't let your CDL go. You'll regret that. Western Express or Carolina Cargo...work your way out of the hole and regain some confidence. Don't give up or quit.

G-Town is a million percent right here. Don't ever let your CDL go. I had to once and I regret doing it, however I have gotten great training with CRST and are very happy with them. Best thing to do here imho is if you feel you have to take some time off from the road and recoup your thoughts, but letting your CDL go is NOT the best choice. Look into the second chance companies as G-Town stated above. Also I don't know if they will give ya a chance or not but look into CRST. They will retrain you if you need it but call and speak to a recruiter and ask them. You won't know if you don't try. 😁

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.
millionmiler24's Comment
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Hey Old School? Didn't you start with Western Express? If so if he can find the time he probably will chime in here and give ya some insight on Western Express and what it took for him to become the legendary driver he is now. 😁 If so heed his advice as well as any of the Moderators on here. You can learn a lot from them. 😁

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