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NIKITA B.'s Comment
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In cdl school and the recruiters are telling me the super speeder ticket I got in May is gonna hurt me getting with a good company. Courts will not change my plea or reduce it.... I dont wont to continue with school if I cant make good money due to this ticket...Can anyone assist me, with some sound advice

CDL:

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.
G-Town's Comment
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In cdl school and the recruiters are telling me the super speeder ticket I got in May is gonna hurt me getting with a good company. Courts will not change my plea or reduce it.... I dont wont to continue with school if I cant make good money due to this ticket...Can anyone assist me, with some sound advice

They are correct. Fight it further if you can. You may be looking at 3 years of safe driving (depending on the severity of it) before most carriers will reconsider you. This is a competition Bro...you are being evaluated with folks who have many, many consecutive years of safe driving; no speeding, moving violations, or chargeable accidents. Sorry...its reality.

My advice? Protect your drivers license; obey the law and drive safe. It's your primary resume for qualifying as a driver.

CDL:

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Hey, Nikita, welcome to Trucking Truth.

Just to clarify, what is a "Super Speeder" ticket? I guess you mean Excessive Speed. Back when I started, that July 2015 I got my first speeding ticket in almost forever and it was "15 over", the lower limit for excessive speed. Knight told me to wait a year. Swift, though, hired me.

Of course it all depends on your whole driving record. What's that like?

Part Ii: Are you in a commercial CDL school that you signed a tuition contract for? That's not a bad thing but it helps us understand your situation.

CDL:

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.
NIKITA B.'s Comment
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Hey, Nikita, welcome to Trucking Truth.

Just to clarify, what is a "Super Speeder" ticket? I guess you mean Excessive Speed. Back when I started, that July 2015 I got my first speeding ticket in almost forever and it was "15 over", the lower limit for excessive speed. Knight told me to wait a year. Swift, though, hired me.

Of course it all depends on your whole driving record. What's that like?

Part Ii: Are you in a commercial CDL school that you signed a tuition contract for? That's not a bad thing but it helps us

Yes its excessive speed. It was over 25 miles. Smh...I had a clean driving record before this. I am in a tech school so I'm not under contract. I know I'm doomed at this point☹

CDL:

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Nikita gets sees the End:

I know I'm doomed at this point☹

Not so much. Like I said,one company told me "Not now" and another scooped me up. If you are in tech school for your CDL , you still have time before you put it to use. Do you have a company or other plan in mind?

Here is some reading for you:

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

CDL:

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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