Moving Violations/ Grace Periods

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Doug H.'s Comment
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Is no insurance and/or expired tags a moving violation? And is it required that I report them on my application? Also, are they not supposed to care about anything 10 yrs or older?

Tee1234's Comment
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I had one of those years ago before I applied to cdl school through a carrier recruiter by passed it didn’t even ask it I was never even asked only about the speeding ticket

Is no insurance and/or expired tags a moving violation? And is it required that I report them on my application? Also, are they not supposed to care about anything 10 yrs or older?

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 D.'s Comment
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Also, are they not supposed to care about anything 10 yrs or older?

We had a saying in my job RTF (fill in the blank).

RTF is "read the f-ing . . ."

The blank here is "the question."

Read the question they ask and answer that. If the question asks "ever" put it down. If the question asks "three years" don't put it down, if its more than three years.

Tortuga 's Comment
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Expired tags and no insurance are not moving violation's Moving violation's are speeding, running red light or stop sign, fail to yield right of way, reckless driving, ECT...

Michael W.'s Comment
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Is no insurance and/or expired tags a moving violation? And is it required that I report them on my application? Also, are they not supposed to care about anything 10 yrs or older?

Tortuga is correct. The offenses you listed are not moving violations.

As for the 10 year thing...

That's just to look back at 10 years of employment or schooling, if such records exist. At 21, for example, they really don't care to see what you did or schools you attended back when you were 11. It will be limited to your 18th birthday if you are younger than 28.

For driving violations, they go back 3 years for moving violations, 5 years for accidents (your fault or not). DUI and drug related driving offenses are generally limited to 7-10 years.

Criminal histories go back 3 - 10 years, depending on your state or municipality. Most companies ask for 7 years. Some 10. A few just ask for 3.

There are exceptions where a background checks will go back to your 18th birthday. These are jobs requiring some type of low-level security clearance for facility accesses and/or certain types of special cargo. That will include the driving records, if your state keeps a lifetime abstract.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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