Does Non-moving Violations Hurt Employment Opportunities?

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Joe R.'s Comment
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I got a faliure to obay traffic control devices in a CMV because I did not clear an intersection before the light turned red. I got pulled over and the cop told me if I fight the ticket it will get reduced. I fought the ticket and it got reduced to a non moving "unsafe vehicle violation" and / or "defective equipment violation"

Will a company hire me with that on my record? I have 1 preventable accedent and this ticket (Over the last 3 years OTR)

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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
PackRat's Comment
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What was the preventable? Companies are going to look at that violation the most.

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