Can I Get In Trouble?

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J G.'s Comment
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I was offered a position driving a dump truck with small trailer to haul construction equipment for a tiny one crew company. He is paying me cash. Technically im not on the books so im not really insured to drive right? Yet its not my company or my truck so im not the one responsible to provide insurance right? If i get pulled over i could be just doing a favor for my friend am i allowed to do this with my cdl? Or is it my word against his? What are the consequences does that mean im driving a vehicle with no insurance. Im the only driver he only has one dump truck. I think his entire crew is paid under the table as well. Couldnt i just say i provided my id health card and application i dont know why he didnt put me on the payroll?

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.
PackRat's Comment
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With this many questions, there should be only one answer: Go drive for someone else.

Old School's Comment
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Why not just avoid all the hassle and stress? Surely you can find a real job with your CDL. There has to be more to this. Do you have a really bad driving record? Have you been fired from a CDL job? Why are you willing to settle for this arrangement?

I wouldn't touch that job. If you get stopped and don't have insurance, you are the one getting the ticket.

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.
J G.'s Comment
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Well the truck has insurance but im just not on the payroll technically speaking. So im confused on that part. I could provide his insurance but since he never ran mt record or did an application technically his insurance does not know about me. Well im collecting unemployment until my baby is born. Im in odessa tx i got laid off because of covid. Me and my wife are out here alone and she told me not to ztart driving until she heals up from the baby or she gonna gave the baby in vegas and i cant live with my inlaws id rather die. Just could use the extra cash. The oilfieldhas been dead for months things just started picking up in february after the price of oil went up to 65 a barrel. Beijing biden issl shutting down all government subsidies but luckily texas is private land so were in luck. New mexico is screwed though they will probacky driving to texas.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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So let me get this straight....

You want to know if it is a good idea to commit insurance fraud by driving a vehicle you are not authorized to drive.... While committing insurance fraud upon the Great State of TX by stealing unemployment money..

Keep at this and you can forget seeing that baby born.

J G.'s Comment
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Sorry i accidentley reported your comment thought it was reply button Well of course id tell unemployment of the new job. I would make more with him then on unemployment

J G.'s Comment
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You guys are right thanks for helping me to convince myself out of it. In the long run its not worth it. I wont be a cdl driver for very long if i dont follow the rules and regulations.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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You guys are right thanks for helping me to convince myself out of it. In the long run its not worth it. I wont be a cdl driver for very long if i dont follow the rules and regulations.

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Wish you the best, J G...

~ 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.
Davy A.'s Comment
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This has troll written all over it...or darwinism.

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