How To Pull My Civilian Driving Record?

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Howdy folks, The long-short of it is I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row... lay it all out on my parent's big ol' table that's used only at Thanksgiving and Xmas. . . and then decide one way or the other (for now) about trucking. Since my first road trip to the Grand Canyon at age 7, there's been a fascination in me with life on the road. I've been to college, I've had desk jobs, I've had people jobs, I've had grunt jobs. I've tried to apply Mr Aquila's (Brett's) advice about "stick to it for a year" to my current non-trucking job, and alas, I feel like I keep trying to cram myself into this "everybody box" when maybe something outside that box is more in order.

How do I pull my "civilian" driving record, as in, how can I see what a trucking company would see when they're looking to make a hiring decision? I've had some speeding tickets in the past... I thiiiiink they were over 3 years ago but my remember-er can be faulty when it wants to be. Wilson Logistics, for example, looks 3 years back it seems (from their website).

I've got time. I'm employed, etc. I got this far a year and change ago but I opted for this new gig I've got going now. Well, a year later and I'm still yearning for that "weird" life on the road. . . idk. . . I'm just doing my due diligence before I take the plunge. Y'all are the best, and please, lay into me if you see something I'm missing, I want to be tested. Y'all as a community seem to be in high gear about personal responsibility, so please, let me know how to prepare!!!

Thanks for the rant. For now, reading your messages (esp the diaries) keep me hopeful that maybe my situation will improve, whether its through a career change into the trucking industry or something else. Hard to explain, but thanks. -BWH

Shaun C.'s Comment
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To order your WA driving record online, visit the Washington Department of Licensing website and provide: Your WA driver's license number. Your Social Security number (SSN). The type of driving record you need. Payment for the $13 fee. See the “Fees For a WA Driving Record" section below.

Washington Driving Records | DMV.ORG

Got that from a quick google search. Website is

Wish you luck.


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.


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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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The best place to get what trucking companies see is here at

How Do I Request a Copy of My Background Report/File?

none's Comment
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Thanks! That got me pointed in the right direction.

Turns out the speeding ticket was 5 years ago in January, so I should be good on that for the companies I've been looking that. My only concern is I did neglect to pay that ticket on time which suspended my license until July 2017, aka not-quite 3 years ago. . . I'll see if I can get a recruiter on the phone, but I wonder if that'll hose me until July. It wasn't suspended for points (poor driving) but for being irresponsible financially.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Delco Dave's Comment
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Do Hire right reports show self employment or will I have to submit tax documentation to the trucking companies that offer me a spot?


Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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