Can Trucking Companies See Dismissed Tickets?

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Brian W.'s Comment
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Over a year ago, i got my first (and only) speeding ticket. Was being tailgated and boxed in from my right by two trucks. Decided to floor it to 22mph over and unfortunately a cop with a radar gun got me just as i passed the truck. Got a ticket for 22 over, the officer told me that i could do defensive driving and get it “dismissed” since it was my first moving violation. (Max is 25 over in Texas before you cant do defensive driving) after doing the class i checked the $6-$7 driving record that you can get and it does not show that i ever had a ticket. Never had to pay the ticket fee, just had to pay an administrative fee and the driving school.

Im worried that if i went to a company that they would see the 22 over speeding ticket even if it was dismissed and didnt have to pay it. It tells me that it wont affect my record, but im not sure if that applies to truck companies that you apply to. I dont want to lie to them but i also dont want to tell them about it if its dismissed.

Thanks.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Did you get to a DMV and get a copy of your driving record, or go online? That's what I'd do. If talking with a recruiter, tell them the facts; don't try hiding anything because it will come out.

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.

Brian W.'s Comment
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Did you get to a DMV and get a copy of your driving record, or go online? That's what I'd do. If talking with a recruiter, tell them the facts; don't try hiding anything because it will come out.

I got it online from the .gov page from Texas DPS. I havent been with any recruiter yet. Just noticed in some applications it asks if i ever have been “convicted of moving violations”. But since its dismissed and i didnt pay for the ticket im not sure if that applies anymore.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I told my recruiter that I had gotten a ticket a few years back but that it had been reduced to a non moving violation. They pulled my record and it was clean.

I would not volunteer any more than that, but if they ask, don’t lie.

PackRat's Comment
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When you start the process, after you narrow the potential companies you like, call their recruiting up and explain it prior to filling out an application. This is a tough one. I would volunteer the info beforehand, due to a 22 mph over being pretty serious. I don't think a trucking company would want a driver going 87 mph in a 65 mph zone... See where my thinking is?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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15 over is considered reckless driving and a huge no no.

they can see expunged stuff so i imagine they would see it.

My companys security head comes to the classes and tells students to see them one on one if there is anything in the background that could be an issue. they would rather know than find it and it makes you look like a liar.

Old School's Comment
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When you start the process, after you narrow the potential companies you like, call their recruiting up and explain it prior to filling out an application.

I completely agree with Packrat on this. That's the best way to handle it. When something is dismissed it's different from being expunged, but I would discuss it with the recruiter and go with what they recommend. When something is expunged there was a conviction. A dismissal does not involve a conviction.

Brian W.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone. I will speak to a recruiter and ask them about it before applying. Hopefully i can still become a driver. That ticket is the only big worry that i have.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Long story short..my schizophrenic sister signed a complaint against me, in court she flipped out and got arrested. I was never arrested, never cuffed nor read my rights, nothing. Just handed a paper saying to appear. Charges dismissed. (we were in family court for the last 3 years of her life).

i got to prime and they said i had been arrested on gun and intent to due bodily harm charges. They acted like i lied. NJ issued a search warrant for a gun and NJ automatically put all gun complaints as arrests!!!!

so atleast with criminal and family court stuff they see dismissals too.

when inexolained it all at orientation, they understood but only after giving me the 3rd degree. totally worth it though.

Im very bery happy here.

PJ's Comment
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What Texas did was very similiar to Ca. Traffic school, or in your case defensive driving class. The ticket is dismissed outright once you provide the certificate you completed the class. It is NOT a conviction. So if the application asks have you ever been convicted, the truthful answer is no. If it asks were you ever cited or rec’d a citation, the truthful answer is yes. In Ca they do track them so a deep dive will reveal it. I agree just be honest with the recruiter and probably won’t be much of an issue. Rainy ya’ll got some screwy laws in jersey🤭

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