Will I Be Able To Get Hired At A Decent Company With My Driving Record?

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Nathaniel C.'s Comment
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I want to preface this by saying I won't be getting my CDL or looking for a job until AT LEAST 2024 as I still have obligations to the Navy (13 years at end of service) but mid 2019 I realized driving a truck is what I really want to do and I want to make sure I can still take that path.

Mid 2018 my license was suspended for 30 days out of the state of Hawaii for points violations (speeding, none 15 over) and it was reinstated. It was resuspended mid 2019 for the Hawaii violations but it was in error and I had it resolved. I got a speeding ticket in 2019 out of Virginia which was paid and I recently got one for 9 over which was also paid. If I keep a clean driving record until '24 will any companies have issues (mainly looking at Schnider and Prime)? No accidents, or anything aside from minor speeding.

I know this is still years off but it's got me stressed out and I want to make sure I haven't/won't mess it up for myself. I'm also going to work on slowing down.


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.


Operating While Intoxicated

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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By 2024 they will drop off your MVR so you will be good. You need to keep track of them in case you are asked on a job application if you "EVER" had tickets. If it asks if any were in the previous 3 yrs, you don't mention any that were older.

It is good to slow down, and once you're back in the States, there are plenty of states that run 70, 75 and even a few that run 80. That should be plenty fast for you :-) I'm pushing 70 and I still like to drive fast! In the big truck I do no more than 5 mph over the speed limit and my truck does run 75 :-)

Good luck to you and Welcome to the Forum!



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.

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