Felon W/ DWi Wants CDL

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David M.'s Comment
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Got 3 DWI in North Carolina in 2009, convicted on 2 in 2010, the third was dismissed. I have had my regular license for some time now after jumping through all the bull**** to get it back.

Second issue I have 2 felony convictions the latest from 2016 but that is also all resolved.

I have my **** together finally after a rough go of it and in my line of work I'd love to get a CDL to improve my stock such as it is.

Does any of the above disqualify me in North Carolina from getting a CDL?

IF SO

Is there another state with easier restrictions where I could get a CDL and then transfer back to NC and get it transferred in?

Or

Am i completely ****ed for life and will never have a CDL?

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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Check out these companies DUI policies and Felony policies. That will give you an idea where you have the best likelihood of being hired. I'm sure you're aware its an uphill battle but it can be done. What are the felonies? We don't judge but certain felonies are looked at much more severely. From the felony link it says

Some circumstances will result in a lifetime disqualification from operating CMV's, with some being eligible for reinstatement after 10 years. A driver who uses a CMV in the commission of a felony involving manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing a controlled substance is disqualified for life with no possibility of reinstatement.

I'm glad you're turning your life around, just know that as a CDL holder your legal limit for alcohol is .04 even in your personal vehicle. 1 DUI in CMV is 1 year disqualification and I believe the 2nd is lifetime ban.

Please let us know how everything turns out and take advantage of this wonderful community.

Welcome to the forum by the way, take a look at these links

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.

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

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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Just a heads up Celadon Group is listed there but they've since shutdown

PackRat's Comment
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"Jumping through all the BS to get it back"

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Really? You do realize this is all because of your careless behavior, right?

Moe's Comment
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Second this, choices. Dont blame "the system" or "the man" for the bad ones.

"Jumping through all the BS to get it back"

wtf-2.gif

Really? You do realize this is all because of your careless behavior, right?

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