Can I Get My Cdl?

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Matt P.'s Comment
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I just got my cdl permit but I have a possession with intent to deliver charge from 2008/09(13a30). I'm guessing I would've never made it passed that part and gotten my permit if the charge disqualified me. The school I'm going to in a little over a month said it's ok I'm good since it was over ten years ago. I'm just asking because every time I look up disqualification for cdl' s this charge comes up for lifetime disqualification(with no possible reinstatement13a30). If anyone has any insight into this please let me know or fill me in. I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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.
Tim F.'s Comment
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I’m not familiar with that DQ. Seems to me we have had a lot worse posted here. What I would do is use the link to apply for

Apply For Paid CDL Training

You’ll be able to get some feedback from those companies as to if you are hire able. Don’t be afraid to call companies. Talk to them about your past and see what they say.

Schools will tell you what you want to hear. 7000 dollars later you have a CDL-A, they have your money and no one will hire you.

Good luck

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Quoted directly from the FMCSA

Disqualifications apply to CDL holders and persons required to have a CDL:

Using a CMV or non CMV in the commission of a felony involving manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing a controlled substance will result in a disqualification for life, without the possibility of reinstatement.

so unless you were charged with distributing (not intent) with a vehicle I dont think you'll have a problem getting licensed. You may have a problem being hired but as long as you've had an otherwise clean record since somebody will take a chance on you.

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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

Fm:

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.
Matt P.'s Comment
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Delivery of a controlled substance

possession of a controlled substance

are the charges that are on my DMV record. I just don't know if there was ever any involment of a vehicle in the charge is where I might be ok i guess? They would've stopped me when i went to get my permit if i was disqualified would they not of? I'm just looking to make sure i'm checking everything off before i leave to go to school so somthing don't end up coming up later (as in being sent home because of something on my background) as "I read" happened to others. I think the company I'm going to had seen my dmv report and they approved me. Just looking for anyone that shed light on this. Thanks again.

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.

Old School's Comment
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It sounds to me like you're going to be okay. What company are you going to?

Matt P.'s Comment
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CRST. Prime had said they would except me in around 3 years. They go from the date I finished probation etc. for the charge which would've 2013, so 10 years from that date. The offense occurred in 2008-2009 which is where i'm good with CRST I guess as far as 10 years from the offense date. I'm just leaving a job of nine years to go, got car payment etc. Making sure i'm getting everything again before I leave to go. I didn't like seeing, of all charges to disqualify for life this came up, didn't make sense. I could see delivery in a commercial vehicle as a life disqualification, or someone hauling kilos of cocaine or equivilant, but that's about it. Just on my mind had to see if I could answers. Sorry for rambling and repeating myself or coming off the wrong way.

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