Wanting To Know If I'm Waisting Time Trying To Get My CDL.

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Jay T.'s Comment
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Hey I'm 23 years old and the time now has come to where I can finally get my cdl. I'm going to keep this short and sweet. But last year of August I caught a reckless driving charge and got a lawyer to get the pending charge dismissed down to just a regular speeding ticket. Then also back in March of this year (2018) I had a single vehicle accident where I overturned my car. The police officer came and I didn't get a ticket for it and he ruled me not at fault because the vehicle malfunctioned so I did not contribute to the accident. Now here I am trying to do applications for companies that have paid CDL training but the chances on getting accepted are slim. I applied for two schools already and they ran my MVR and found only the speeding ticket. I'm wondering if the company that I choose and accepts me will they see the accident in the future and also the dismissed reckless driving charge. I know all companies are different but I'm looking at going through Pam transport and also crst. I tried Stevens transport but they denied me because of the accident. And that's what has me worried. I don't want to put the money in for my permits and other fees and then get bad news that I can't obtain my CDL because of these situations. Can anyone help me and give me your opinion and tell me if I should continue or am I waisting time thanks so much and God bless

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Army 's Comment
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Well, people will post here fast and furious, so I will keep it short. There are a few companies that give people with less than stellar drive records records, from what I have read. So don't give up yet,but definitely remember to start driving like you want a CDL. I find myself constantly making conscious decisions not to speed, and I have a clean record, but I don't want to give anyone the opportunity to tell me no. So drive safe and drive smart. Do some searching on TT about second chances companies.

Best of 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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Whichever companies you want to apply to, call first. Be honest with the recruiter and ask them if they would accept you with that on your MVR. Also, pull your own MVR , so you know what's on there. Good luck.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

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