Driving Record

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DALTON R.'s Comment
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Hello I'm new to the forum and trucking. I'm currently in cdl school and I'm a little concerned about my driving record. Could I post my driving record on here and you guys tell me if anyone will hire me?


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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Sure, it will make it easier.

Trucker Kearsey 's Comment
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Im almost scated with an inro like that

Turtle's Comment
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If he's still typing, he's in trouble!

G-Town's Comment
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If he's still typing, he's in trouble!


Michael S.'s Comment
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If he's still typing, he's in trouble!


Jamie's Comment
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Some say to this day, he's still typing up his driving record.

Even-Keel's Comment
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Maybe he was typing that post while driving!

Okay, I'll go... 1986 age 17 - Post Bob Dylan & Tom Petty concert (Hartford, CT!), at fault car accident no injuries. Leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest, interfering with a police officer. Night in jail, slap on the hand in court. Sent on my way.

1987? age 18 - Stopped for going thru yellow/red light. Subsequently driven home by town cop for 'blood shot eyes'.

1988? age 19? - Single car accident, hit/broke phone pole, totaled a previously awesome Mazda RX7. Left scene of the accident. Breathalyzer next morning when they caught up with me. The newspaper read: alcohol may have been a factor. No DWI or loss of license.

2011 age 43 - DWI w/ possession of small quantity of pot. Refused breathalyzer test. 3 months (reduced) loss of license. Drivers licence reinstated July 2011.

2014 speeding ticket. There were a few additional speeding tickets over the years, but always spread out.

And yes I'm clean and sober almost 7 years now! So that will not be an issue going forward. I'm out of chances!

Pretty sure I'm good. I've applied to a couple companies and did hear back, they were interested and said I was good to go. But the applications didn't ask about stuff as old as the 1985 COPS incident or the 1988 'deer in the road'. ;)


Driving While Intoxicated

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