Question About CDL Permit

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Bradley B.'s Comment
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I have my CDL permit, and I'm scheduled to start CDL with Roehl trucking. My question is, and I didn't even realize it until today is that I had a driving suspension from June 2017 as a result of a DUI I had in 2015. I was very honest throughout the whole hiring process and brought up my DUI and information they inquired about. I'm not sure if they asked about the suspension in relation to this or if I answered this question (If I did I would've been honest as I could have been about it). My concern now is that they are running my history through GIS which will show my suspension and I am hoping it doesn't interfere with my scheduled training which starts this month. Any help? Anyone know of trucking companies that will hire with a suspension that is over 3 years old? Thanks for your help.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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If they know about the DUI and will still give you a shot, contact your recruiter and tell them you are double checking to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and do they remember you mentioning your suspension.

Good luck

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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I have my CDL permit, and I'm scheduled to start CDL with Roehl trucking. My question is, and I didn't even realize it until today is that I had a driving suspension from June 2017 as a result of a DUI I had in 2015. I was very honest throughout the whole hiring process and brought up my DUI and information they inquired about. I'm not sure if they asked about the suspension in relation to this or if I answered this question (If I did I would've been honest as I could have been about it). My concern now is that they are running my history through GIS which will show my suspension and I am hoping it doesn't interfere with my scheduled training which starts this month. Any help? Anyone know of trucking companies that will hire with a suspension that is over 3 years old? Thanks for your help.

Excellent advice from Big Scott, as always !! Maybe if Roehl doesn't play ball ex post facto, CFI will ???

Why not call (or email?) Roehl first thing in the a.m., making sure y'all are on the same page ?!??! Be blatantly honest about how it worked out / panned out for you. I'd get it discussed BEFORE heading to training. Just IMHO.

The guys at TTR may say otherwise. We don't sugarcoat stuff here; keep it real ~ ergo: Trucking Truth.

Something to read, in the meantime, and WELCOME to Trucking Truth!

ps: There ARE lists of companies that HIRE with DUI's, and what their criterion is / may be. It's all in our pudding!

Check this:

and:

Companies that hire with DUI's

Best to you, and welcome !!

~ 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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Bradley B.'s Comment
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Thanks brother!

If they know about the DUI and will still give you a shot, contact your recruiter and tell them you are double checking to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and do they remember you mentioning your suspension.

Good luck

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Bradley B.'s Comment
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Thats some awesome information, thanks so much Anne!

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I have my CDL permit, and I'm scheduled to start CDL with Roehl trucking. My question is, and I didn't even realize it until today is that I had a driving suspension from June 2017 as a result of a DUI I had in 2015. I was very honest throughout the whole hiring process and brought up my DUI and information they inquired about. I'm not sure if they asked about the suspension in relation to this or if I answered this question (If I did I would've been honest as I could have been about it). My concern now is that they are running my history through GIS which will show my suspension and I am hoping it doesn't interfere with my scheduled training which starts this month. Any help? Anyone know of trucking companies that will hire with a suspension that is over 3 years old? Thanks for your help.

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Excellent advice from Big Scott, as always !! Maybe if Roehl doesn't play ball ex post facto, CFI will ???

Why not call (or email?) Roehl first thing in the a.m., making sure y'all are on the same page ?!??! Be blatantly honest about how it worked out / panned out for you. I'd get it discussed BEFORE heading to training. Just IMHO.

The guys at TTR may say otherwise. We don't sugarcoat stuff here; keep it real ~ ergo: Trucking Truth.

Something to read, in the meantime, and WELCOME to Trucking Truth!

ps: There ARE lists of companies that HIRE with DUI's, and what their criterion is / may be. It's all in our pudding!

Check this:

and:

Companies that hire with DUI's

Best to you, and welcome !!

~ 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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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You're most welcome, Bradley ~!

Let us know how it plays out for you, and if there's anything else we can do to help.

~ Anne ~

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