Do I Have A Chance To Still Get Into Trucking?

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Brad M.'s Comment
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So for a few years i've wanted to get my cdl and drive I actually got my learners permit however right before covid I got into an accident, lady whos right lane ended merged into me and i tried to quickly avoid the accident, had to basically go into oncoming traffic lane (no traffic coming other way seemed safest way to avoid this accident) and do a sharp uturn quickly to avoid her.. she basically pushed me there.. however apparently the side of my car still hit the side of hers. I left the scene because I didn't think she actually hit me.. basically thought it was a near miss sighed and left... because i left insurance said its a "at fault" accident. I got summonsed for a "leaving scene of property damage" due to covid i've waited almost a year. my attorney says he will have the charges dismissed. but when nobody knows. does this disqualify me from a trucking career in the near future? it's been almost a year since the incident just no word on the actual case..... covid... i'm reading that dismissed charges still show up on record searches? how big of a deal is this? my criminal record is clean and mvr clean otherwise..

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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So for a few years i've wanted to get my cdl and drive I actually got my learners permit however right before covid I got into an accident, lady whos right lane ended merged into me and i tried to quickly avoid the accident, had to basically go into oncoming traffic lane (no traffic coming other way seemed safest way to avoid this accident) and do a sharp uturn quickly to avoid her.. she basically pushed me there.. however apparently the side of my car still hit the side of hers. I left the scene because I didn't think she actually hit me.. basically thought it was a near miss sighed and left... because i left insurance said its a "at fault" accident. I got summonsed for a "leaving scene of property damage" due to covid i've waited almost a year. my attorney says he will have the charges dismissed. but when nobody knows. does this disqualify me from a trucking career in the near future? it's been almost a year since the incident just no word on the actual case..... covid... i'm reading that dismissed charges still show up on record searches? how big of a deal is this? my criminal record is clean and mvr clean otherwise..

Hi, Brad & welcome to Trucking Truth ~!

Have you pulled up an abstract of your DMV record? Not sure of what state you hail from (you didn't fill that part out) but here in Ohio, it's quick, easy, and free online. Looking at that would at least give you (and us'ns) a benchmark to see exactly what is on there.

What was the date of 'conviction?' Dismissal? Fines/court costs paid ?

I'm sure the veterans/mods of the site have more questions I'm not thinking to ask, but the above is a start.

Get back to us;

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Seriously? You didn't realize your car made contact with another car and you leave the scene of an accident?

Jammer a's Comment
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Seriously? You didn't realize your car made contact with another car and you leave the scene of an accident?

was wondering the same!

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