CDL Past Records Rules

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Frank I.'s Comment
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Researching for my husband Has a perfect driving record last 10-15 years Ran it through the DMV Everything came up as NONE I believe that’s the 10 year report

Although In the past My husband had a DUI when He was 16 years old .08 it would have been dropped had he not got a second DUI in his 20’s and a 3 rd DUI felony great bodily injury 22 years ago which carries a high$ restitution we pay monthly for. Thank the Lord all those troubles stopped many years ago.

So how far back do companies go back in the application process and is the CDL A still possible for him to get

He has signed up for school put down 2000.00 and was hoping for expungement but due to restitution balance that could take a while

He has perfect driving record print out Has owned and supported us with the same business Self Employment for 18 years supported family and has no troubles and changed his life 22 years ago

He has driven trucks with trailers, can put a whole car together mechanically and has been sober for decades he would be a great truck driver

Who hires someone like this we know he has to be honest but we are thinking before school starts this Monday we better be sure he can get hired!

Please respond if you are educated

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Researching for my husband Has a perfect driving record last 10-15 years Ran it through the DMV Everything came up as NONE I believe that’s the 10 year report

Although In the past My husband had a DUI when He was 16 years old .08 it would have been dropped had he not got a second DUI in his 20’s and a 3 rd DUI felony great bodily injury 22 years ago which carries a high$ restitution we pay monthly for. Thank the Lord all those troubles stopped many years ago.

So how far back do companies go back in the application process and is the CDL A still possible for him to get

He has signed up for school put down 2000.00 and was hoping for expungement but due to restitution balance that could take a while

He has perfect driving record print out Has owned and supported us with the same business Self Employment for 18 years supported family and has no troubles and changed his life 22 years ago

He has driven trucks with trailers, can put a whole car together mechanically and has been sober for decades he would be a great truck driver

Who hires someone like this we know he has to be honest but we are thinking before school starts this Monday we better be sure he can get hired!

Please respond if you are educated

Howdy, Mrs. Frank I. ~!

I'm a trucker's wife for 20 years, myself. Hoping this works out for y'all, too!

This is exactly why we, at Trucking Truth, always suggest COMPANY PAID TRAINING. If you are accepted into a company's training program and you complete it to their satisfaction, you WILL have a job with said company.

Here's a few links for you to check out, and APPLY for. Even if you choose to GO the personal pay route (private school,) you'll at least get a feel for whether or not he IS hireable...via the replies you'll get.

Start here; only takes a couple of minutes, too:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

And some good reads and study material, here:

I totally wish y'all the best; there are SO MANY resources right here, within your reach. Ask away!

~ 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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If his records show no infractions in the past 10 years, then he will be good to go. Those incidents are older and have dropped off his DMV records.

Like Anne said above, it's too bad that you didn't come to us first. It may not be too late to rethink this option and get your money back and go with a company-sponsored training. Have your husband go through those links above, and it won't hurt if you do also so you get a feel for what he will be going through. Good luck to you guys in whichever way you go.

Laura

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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I would get your money back from that school an try applying to every company that offers paid training. Many companies ask on the application if you have ever been convicted of a DUI. The private school is happy to take his money. They don't guarantee a job.

Good luck.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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I had to explain a 30+ year old misdemeanor. So it might take explaining that you’re human and have learned from and have not repeated your past actions.

Chief Brody's Comment
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I'm going to have to disagree with Laura on this one.

A DUI or DWI is more than just a mere traffic infraction. Especially when, as you say, he had a 3rd DWI that was a felony.

When companies do a criminal background check they check your driving record for traffic infractions but they also check your criminal background record.

A DWI will show up in that separate criminal background record.

In addition, most applications ask if he's ever been arrested or if he's ever had a felony. He will need to answer that application answer honestly and provide the details. If he doesn't his application will immediately go into do not hire pile because not only did he have a felony DWI but he lied on his application.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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WOW - that's TWO hard strikes. Are sure he hasn't been pulled over doing 30 over with a full load of fentanyl and Texas State Democratic representatives in his trailer before? The one thing he has going for him is the years since his last conviction. It's not the companies who make the hiring decisions though - it's their insurance carriers. Still, there are TWO blacklists he has to go over:

Trucking Companies that hire drivers with a DUI

Trucking companies that will hire felons

While there are a handful of companies that will take no drivers with any DUI history, there are many more that have lifetime limits (ie no more than two DUI's lifetime limit.) regardless of how long ago they happened. I strongly recommend finding a company paid training program instead of paying money out of your own pocket then scrambling to find someone who will hire him. He has limited options, but he does have options.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I'm going to have to disagree with Laura on this one.

Rob,

You are correct on this one...I didn't think about the felony aspect of his situation. Too bad I can't remove my answer.

Laura

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