Applying With A Suspension On Record

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Jory S.'s Comment
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3 years ago I had my license suspended due to a ticket for no insurance, got my license back a year later and have no other infractions. Now I'm looking to apply for a company sponsored cdl program but so far have been turned down because of this suspension, are there any companies maybe willing to overlook this or am I just screwed?


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.
PackRat's Comment
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You can keep applying to companies, but most are going to be a NO for awhile with that suspension. That is mostly due to the insurance writers of these companies, as your suspension showed very poor judgement, thus more liability in the future. Most major carriers are looking for a few years with zero infractions on your driving record at a minimum.

Sid V.'s Comment
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You can always ask. The worst thing they can do is say no. Then ask them what they're looking for. Good luck.

Scott D.'s Comment
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Iv been applying to everything lately ect. in general if your MV report isnt clean for a min of 5 years its a no go

Seabee-J's Comment
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Generally most companies want to see a clean license for 3 to 5 years usually a minor infraction won't hurt you too much . This is a fairly common practice with most of the transit and bus companies I've come across, I'm sure the big carriers are similar.

Splitter's Comment
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There are definitely companies out there that will take a chance on you but you'll have to eat crow for year & keep your record spotless for that time. After that, you'll be able to apply to a company that better suits your needs. Keep at it & good luck.

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