Question About DUI And License

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Shawn A.'s Comment
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I have two DUI's, both of which are over 10 years old. I haven't needed to get a license for a while, because I didn't need to commute much for work, I did a lot of coding. But I have recently got my license back, about 5 months ago, and have to have sr22 for three years. Will having sr22 keep me from going to Paid CDL training school? Also, I read in the DUI section on this website that some companies don't start counting until you get your license back. Even though my DUI's are over 10 years old. Can someone explain that more in detail for me, please. Thank you in advance for the replies and help.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Joe M.'s Comment
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Most places will require you to have a regular dl for at least two years.

Shawn A.'s Comment
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Most places will require you to have a regular dl for at least two years.

I had my drivers license before the DUI's. Some say that you need a valid drivers license for at least one year of the past three years or two years of the past three years. But others say that all you need is having had your license for at least a certain amount of time, without stating within a certain time frame, meaning total lifetime driving time. Is this correct?

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

millionmiler24's Comment
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Most places will require you to have a regular dl for at least two years.

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I had my drivers license before the DUI's. Some say that you need a valid drivers license for at least one year of the past three years or two years of the past three years. But others say that all you need is having had your license for at least a certain amount of time, without stating within a certain time frame, meaning total lifetime driving time. Is this correct?

My recommendation: Have at least a year of clean driving without the SR22 before comin into truckin. That way you will truly have nothin to worry about when it comes to your record anyway.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Shawn A.'s Comment
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Most places will require you to have a regular dl for at least two years.

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I had my drivers license before the DUI's. Some say that you need a valid drivers license for at least one year of the past three years or two years of the past three years. But others say that all you need is having had your license for at least a certain amount of time, without stating within a certain time frame, meaning total lifetime driving time. Is this correct?

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My recommendation: Have at least a year of clean driving without the SR22 before comin into truckin. That way you will truly have nothin to worry about when it comes to your record anyway.

I'm thinking that is what I would have to do, but sr22 last for three years. That puts a long wait on my trucking career.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Big Scott's Comment
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Well, I spent about four years researching this career. I scoured training diaries to learn about what training would be like. I read through all of this.

Went through High Road CDL Training Program. Then reset my scores and did it again. I watched many, many YouTube videos. I went through as many trucking company web sites as I could. I read through these forums. By the time I committed, I felt I was well versed in what to expect. Take this time to keep your driver's license clean. Work and make sure you mentally prepare for this.

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.
Shawn A.'s Comment
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Well, I spent about four years researching this career. I scoured training diaries to learn about what training would be like. I read through all of this.

Went through High Road CDL Training Program. Then reset my scores and did it again. I watched many, many YouTube videos. I went through as many trucking company web sites as I could. I read through these forums. By the time I committed, I felt I was well versed in what to expect. Take this time to keep your driver's license clean. Work and make sure you mentally prepare for this.

Thank you.

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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