List Of Fines Or Points

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CajunWon's Comment
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Looking for a link to explain fines, csa points, and associated costs. Does the, company, driver pay costs of fines? Is CSA score impact driver and the carrier?

With my CLP , got stopped at the scale, had to slide the trailer axle to get legal, but no fines -could they have fined me? How much?

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Fines on weight tickets vary from state to state so there’s no real way to find an actual list. Could they have issued a ticket? Sure but it really depends on just how much you were over as to whether or not they’ll issue. Axle tickets only count as a fine to the driver and no points are assessed to you. No CSA points are assessed to the company either as long as an inspection isn’t performed. In general, if you did get an overweight axle ticket, it’s not going to be all that much unless you’re working in oversized or specialized loads, then it gets expensive (don’t ask me how I know)

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Scott M's Comment
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With my CLP , got stopped at the scale, had to slide the trailer axle to get legal, but no fines -could they have fined me? How much?

Can a student with a Permit (CLP) be ticketed by Law Enforcement?

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Scott M asks:

Can a student with a Permit (CLP) be ticketed by Law Enforcement?

The real bottom line answer to this question is the same answer as this question:

Who's holding the steering wheel?

There are certain circumstances where the "real" CDL holder/ trainer might be able to explain away some infraction, but the driver is responsible for their own actions.

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

CajunWon's Comment
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With my CLP , got stopped at the scale, had to slide the trailer axle to get legal, but no fines -could they have fined me? How much?

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Can a student with a Permit (CLP) be ticketed by Law Enforcement?

I did have to go inside to speak with the lady officer. Perhaps my obvious naivete, and a little southern charm, got me off the hook.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

DV ChiliMac's Comment
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Passing through Wyoming, I misunderstood the sign, my mind was foggy, but no excuses, I didn’t go in when the light was yellow, which states I had to park and go inside with my paperwork, well about 15 mins later I was cited for “not stopping at a weight station”, $440 Ouch... Read your signs...best advice I’ve got. I was overweight too by 400 lbs on my rear axle.

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