Exactly How Clean Does My Driving Record Need To Be To Get A Job?

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Vincent S.'s Comment
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Hello, I posted about a week ago expressing my new found interest in attending a paid training program. I've read a lot of the material that was recommended for me and I am actually starting to get excited about this option as a new career. I'm slightly concerned about my driving record. I just want to make sure there will be absolutely no issues before I leave my ob of 10+ years and enroll in a program.

I had an at fault accident back in I think 2010 or 2011. No ticket or anything, just rear ended a guy who moved into my lane from his stopped lane into my lane, which had cars doing about 45 mph. I couldn't stop in time and since I rear ended him, it was technically my fault. We settled it between our insurance without getting the police involved.

Another issue is that I rolled through a stop sign on my motorcycle in 2014 and got a ticket for it. I hired an attorney and got it removed from my driving record after paying court fees.

Other than those two incidents, there's absolutely nothing. I'm wondering if this could affect any potential employment at all? I'm assuming I should be up front about the ticket for the stop sign with potential employers, even though it "removed" from my driving record?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Vincent S.'s Comment
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What the hell!? I just now paid for the 7 dollar "complete driver record" from the TX DOT and the record says "this record contains no history of events". How is that even possible?

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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What the hell!? I just now paid for the 7 dollar "complete driver record" from the TX DOT and the record says "this record contains no history of events". How is that even possible?

How far back does it go? Many times a driving record may only go back 3 years, except for accidents and DUI's. That can vary from state to state. Also, check which website you got the report from. There are official state websites and there are 3rd party websites that do that sort of thing. It's probably best to try to use the official state website.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Only answer what they ask. If they ask for 3 years only provide 3 years if they ask 10 only provide 10 years. Be honest and don't hide anything but don't offer anything extra either.

Brian's Comment
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Maybe try a court order mvr. In Illinois it's 12 dollars but that right there I believe will tell you anything you hav received in the last 7 years.

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.

Vincent S.'s Comment
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What the hell!? I just now paid for the 7 dollar "complete driver record" from the TX DOT and the record says "this record contains no history of events". How is that even possible?

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How far back does it go? Many times a driving record may only go back 3 years, except for accidents and DUI's. That can vary from state to state. Also, check which website you got the report from. There are official state websites and there are 3rd party websites that do that sort of thing. It's probably best to try to use the official state website.

Well, I'm not 100% sure, but I think it was supposed to be for any point in time for as long as I've had my TX drivers license. They had a "3 year history" for 6 dollars, but I paid 7 dollars for the "List of all crashes (even if no ticket was received), and all moving and nonmoving violations in the record.". Type 3 on this list https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/driverrecords.htm

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Brian's Comment
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It can be possible. I got a ticket out of state years ago, and it is nowhere to be found anywhere on my record. I still disclosed it still to Schneider because it happened in the time frame they were asking for. Recruiter called and confirmed they weren't seeing it either. But like Bobtail said only give them what they are asking for no more, no less.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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What the hell!? I just now paid for the 7 dollar "complete driver record" from the TX DOT and the record says "this record contains no history of events". How is that even possible?

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How far back does it go? Many times a driving record may only go back 3 years, except for accidents and DUI's. That can vary from state to state. Also, check which website you got the report from. There are official state websites and there are 3rd party websites that do that sort of thing. It's probably best to try to use the official state website.

I just got mine from NY DMV , and it is also blank. It only goes back 3 years for tickets, and I think it said 7 for accidents.

You can also get a complete lifetime history but through the mail only.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Vincent S.'s Comment
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I guess I need to call the TX DOT phone number and ask them how far the particular one I purchased goes back. It's not real clear on their website. It appeared to be the furthest back you can go on an "unofficial"(one you can't use for a defensive driving course) document, but it doesn't explicitly state how far it goes back. I'll report back.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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