Dui And Wet Reckless Tickets

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Anthony H.'s Comment
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New to this forum I have a big question that's been wearing me down inside for the longest so I received a Dui ticket in 2015 when I was 19 then received another ticket in 2017 for a wet and reckless will I be able to obtain a Cdl after year suspension is lifted from my class c license

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

Big T's Comment
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You can obtain a cdl. Getting a job will be difficult though.

New to this forum I have a big question that's been wearing me down inside for the longest so I received a Dui ticket in 2015 when I was 19 then received another ticket in 2017 for a wet and reckless will I be able to obtain a Cdl after year suspension is lifted from my class c license

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

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, it's probably going to be a few years before anyone would consider hiring you. Your state may restrict your right to get a CDL for a certain amount of time after the suspension. That can vary from state to state. But even once you get a CDL I don't think anyone is going to give you a job until you can keep a clean driving record for a few years and get those charges further in the past.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jrod's Comment
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Sometimes, you can find one of those 2nd/3rd chance companies, but what I have seen looking at thousands of applications is that the Ag market is always looking and will give anyone a chance if you can sell them on you.

It wouldn't be the path I would recommend to start your trucking career, as those places can be notoriously difficult to obtain employment verification from, but if your mind is made up, you CAN do it that way.

I'd still try to work on keeping your license clean, no more major or minor violations. Example: A "Following too Closely" ticket with a minor fender bender, even in your personal vehicle is only a 1 pt violation on your MVR. But to trucking companies, its almost as bad as a DUI , and worse than a +15 MPH speeding ticket.

I'd work on driving like a professional every single time you get in your car for a few years before moving forward. No one's perfect, but in trucking, it is the expectation.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jrod's Comment
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Sometimes, you can find one of those 2nd/3rd chance companies, but what I have seen looking at thousands of applications is that the Ag market is always looking and will give anyone a chance if you can sell them on you.

It wouldn't be the path I would recommend to start your trucking career, as those places can be notoriously difficult to obtain employment verification from, but if your mind is made up, you CAN do it that way.

I'd still try to work on keeping your license clean, no more major or minor violations. Example: A "Following too Closely" ticket with a minor fender bender, even in your personal vehicle is only a 1 pt violation on your MVR. But to trucking companies, its almost as bad as a DUI , and worse than a +15 MPH speeding ticket.

I'd work on driving like a professional every single time you get in your car for a few years before moving forward. No one's perfect, but in trucking, it is the expectation.

Ag Market = Farmers and Co-ops... tiny rural grain/produce haulers, etc. Probably not Monsanto or anything like that...

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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