So I Got A Situation Going On

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Cory D.'s Comment
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This is kinda of embarrassing but here goes, I got arrested during the middle of this week because I was told my CDL was suspended. Something that I did not know about until I pulled up on the inspection station. But what doesn't make sense is if they were suspended in the first place then wouldn't job found out after they ran my license? I hear JBHunt is very strict when it comes to these types of things and they verified everything was clean. When I went to go get my D's and T's last year at the DMV they never claimed that my CDL was under any suspensions, and if they were I would've paid it off. I had license looked at before at an inspection station in Florida and gave him my license and things went okay, I had two speeding tickets at the time but now the one I had in 2014 dropped off last year so I only have one atm.

Anyone can give me some insight on why did this happen? Because my company is just as puzzled as I am about this situation.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

G-Town's Comment
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Wow. Not a clue. Very sorry to hear this...

Contact the State DMV your CDL is issued in and find out why it's suspended and what is your recourse.

The other piece of advice is to seek the services of a lawyer. Don't wait. A charge of driving a CMV with a suspended license is serious.

Good luck and please let us know how this turned out.

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.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Old School's Comment
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Cory D, sometimes your license will show as being suspended in only one state. If this happened at a CMV weigh station, I would contact that state's DMV and see if they can give you some pertinent information. Is it possible you had a ticket from a long time ago that you never paid? Could you be in arrears on child support in another state? Have you ever failed to appear in court when summonsed?

I'm just throwing out some ideas that are common reasons for suspensions - no guilt is meant to be implied.

Get on top of it fast, you've got to get to the bottom of this and clear it up quickly.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Cory D.'s Comment
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Cory D, sometimes your license will show as being suspended in only one state. If this happened at a CMV weigh station, I would contact that state's DMV and see if they can give you some pertinent information. Is it possible you had a ticket from a long time ago that you never paid? Could you be in arrears on child support in another state? Have you ever failed to appear in court when summonsed?

I'm just throwing out some ideas that are common reasons for suspensions - no guilt is meant to be implied.

Get on top of it fast, you've got to get to the bottom of this and clear it up quickly.

This guy said I had a speeding ticket from a hazmat load, even though I never have been pull over and arrested for a hazmat. I only hauled one or two hazmat load through the 1.8 years I have in trucking. I only had two tickets, both paid off on time and they were in personal vehicles. I also don't have kids and I only have MS licenses my whole year.

But I understand what you mean by no guilt. This is still bizarre because it feels like a cop screwed up someone because the recent ticket I had from a police department showed my ticket was paid on time and they didn't authorize a suspension for my license.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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That sounds bizarre! I hope you can get it cleared up. Keep us informed if you can. It honestly sound's like a data entry mistake by an officer. I hope you can get it cleared up quickly.

Cory D.'s Comment
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Thanks, will do.

Keith G.'s Comment
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Do you have any legal support? Best bet is to just lawyer up, and see if they can knock the charge down to a cash payment without points. Do you pay for any legal aid from the company? From my understanding most offer ranging packages to help protect your CDL.

Good luck man, I hope this all works out for you to get back driving!

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.
Cory D.'s Comment
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Do you have any legal support? Best bet is to just lawyer up, and see if they can knock the charge down to a cash payment without points. Do you pay for any legal aid from the company? From my understanding most offer ranging packages to help protect your CDL.

Good luck man, I hope this all works out for you to get back driving!

Yeah, I should be on the driver's legal plan.

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.
Splitter's Comment
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Do you have any legal support? Best bet is to just lawyer up, and see if they can knock the charge down to a cash payment without points. Do you pay for any legal aid from the company? From my understanding most offer ranging packages to help protect your CDL.

Good luck man, I hope this all works out for you to get back driving!

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Yeah, I should be on the driver's legal plan.

Good luck Cory! Hope you can fix this soon & get back to your career quickly. Sucks how these things can bite us in the butt when we least expect it. Especially having to deal with getting arrested. Sorry to hear you had to deal with that.

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.
Cory D.'s Comment
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Well here's the update...

I don't know if any other state has this issue but in MS if you have 2 serious moving violations within 3 years you gotta pay a reinstatement fee which surprised me. It doesn't matter if the other one you have had drop off it still goes on your record, now I gotta see if my Driver's legal plan can reduce the charge now.

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