CDL Suspended For 12 Months.

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Terry R.'s Comment
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Last year I was in Maschuset making a delivery to the stop and shop warehouse. I was there for 17 hours. I finally got unloaded and wanted to go to the nearest truck stop. I looked at the company GPS and it said there was Mike's Truck Stop 16 miles away. I headed to that truck stop but could not find it. I looked at the GPS for another truck stop. I was driving and I was stopped by the police. He asked me if I hit anything. I said I don't think so. He said he was told that by the damage at the scene there would be obvious damage to my truck. I got out and we walked around the truck I did not see any damage but the officer said he sees a scuff mark on the side of the trailer about ten feet up. I looked at it and only seen that the trailer was dirty. He said to wait in the truck. About twenty minutes later he said I could go and gave me a post-it note with the officer's name from the scene on it. He said I could go. I asked him what the quickest way to get to I-95. He said to follow him. He drove two blocks and there was I-95 and I went on my way. About two weeks later I got two tickets in the mail for duty to stop on a traffic device and duty to stop on a car. I did not have any damage to my truck so I did not think it was me. I hired a lawyer and paid almost $4000 in legal bills and was found guilty for one ticket the one duty to stop on a traffic device. On the day of the trial, my lawyer called me and asked if I could get there the judge wanted me there. I was in Nebraska driving and the trial was in Rhode Island, I told her I could not get there can she ask for a continues. She is my lawyer who said she would try. She called me later and said I was found guilty for one of the tickets and I had to pay a fine of $500. I thought to myself this is how the town makes money. My lawyer said we could appeal it and I did but the same judge turned it down. Then I got a letter from my home state Florida saying my CDL is being suspended for 12 months for leaving the scene of an accident. I did not know duty to stop meant leaving the scene. This was in July 2019. What are the chances of any company hiring me after I get my CDL back? There was no damage to my truck and nobody showed up to the court to collect on any damages. When the police officer stopped me he said I was the first truck he saw and that there would be obvious damage to my truck. I bought the transcript to my trial and they said a pole was broke in half, so there would have been more than a scuff mark on my trailer. This has been a nightmare and I was wondering if anybody could give me advice. Do you think any company will hire me after I get my CDL back? Also, I was driving for TransAm Trucking when this nightmare that I am in happen. Thank 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.
G-Town's Comment
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What happened with CRST?

Last time you posted something, you had just gotten your CDL reinstated and you planned on going to CRST. That was 1 year, 9 months ago.

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.
Terry R.'s Comment
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I went to CRST and it would have taken months to get through there training. I went to CREngland for 10 days of training. I was there three months then I was sent home because of where I live in Florida they let me go and then I went to TransAm.

What happened with CRST?

Last time you posted something, you had just gotten your CDL reinstated and you planned on going to CRST. That was 1 year, 9 months ago.

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.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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I went thru CRST's training September 2019......School is 3 weeks (4 days are in orientation at the terminal/Riverside Cal.) I had my CDL in 10 days, then out with a trainer for 28 days (because he didn't want me off his truck on day 21)

So how is their training so long? lol Now I am transferring to their sister company Gardner, which I go tomorrow for a road test @ noon piece of cake.....To be solo in the western 6

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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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Terry R.'s Comment
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I trained in Jacksonville Florida. They had over 300 people there training at once. I got about 5 minutes a day behind the wheel. After I left I heard they changed there training to be more like CREnglands where you are out making money after 10 days. I was told when I went to CRST that because I drove before I would only be there for the most 3 weeks. I was there for over a month on my dime. I am glad that it was better for you than it was for me but if I and many other people that were there for training did not leave you would have gone through the same thing I did. I was there in 2018. But I am here looking for advice on my situation I am in now. Keep on trucking.

I went thru CRST's training September 2019......School is 3 weeks (4 days are in orientation at the terminal/Riverside Cal.) I had my CDL in 10 days, then out with a trainer for 28 days (because he didn't want me off his truck on day 21)

So how is their training so long? lol Now I am transferring to their sister company Gardner, which I go tomorrow for a road test @ noon piece of cake.....To be solo in the western 6

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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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

icecold24k's Comment
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This is truly unfortunate that this happened. It is even worse if you really didn't hit anything. I am not sure what you can even begin to do at this point. What's done is done. As far as getting another driving job when your CDL is reinstated that may be possible. You may have to go with a second chance company or find someone with more relaxed requirements. This is an overall terrible situation for you as you didn't get off to the best start. How long did you work for Trans Am? I don't mean to come across as rude but you did go through 3 companies pretty quickly and still being a newer driver that is going to severely limit your options in the future as you will be labeled a job hopper. Best of luck with this.

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.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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We had a class of 65 of which only 24 made it. Of those 24 "maybe" there is 7 or 8 of us left

Cedar Rapids has lots go thru their school as well. Which I'd bet 5% make it.. Thats WHY they take in so many each week. They KNOW only a small few with stick around.....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rubber Duck's Comment
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What physical evidence was presented at your trial that you spent 4 grand defending yourself at?

Terry R.'s Comment
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The 4 grand includes the trial, appeal, $500 fine. My lawyer pointed out that there were no witnesses, anybody collecting any damage, no damage to my truck. This is a nightmare.

What physical evidence was presented at your trial that you spent 4 grand defending yourself at?

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