Old Unpaid Tickets Prior To Cdl

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Mike H.'s Comment
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I am currently living in the state of Illinois. My question is, will old unpaid tickets from my regular driver license prevent me from getting my CDL ? I am currently valid, no suspensions or anything, just haven't paid off the fines

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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Most states will automatically suspend your license for unpaid fines.

It may not prevent you from going to a private school for CDL training (which we rarely recommend), but it can prevent you from being hired by any reputable company. It shows that you are irresponsible.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

G-Town's Comment
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Pay them.

Mike H.'s Comment
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Yes,it will show up

I had an unpaid reinstatement fee from out of state that never showed up when renewing my regular license,but it came up when I went for my CDL learner's permit.I had to pay it before they would let me test

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.
Banks's Comment
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Are you talking about parking tickets or moving violations?

If moving violations, I would lawyer up and try to get them dismissed if you haven't already pled guilty. Guilty verdicts on moving violations will most likely prevent you from getting hired. Also, not paying them will eventually lead to a suspension of your driver's license which is a whole other headache.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Mike H.'s Comment
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I've already been to court years ago, just haven't paid the fines. License to work act in illinois allowed me to get my regular license out of suspension. Once I got em,I signed for cdl training at 160 driving academy

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Mike in order to eliminate any risk, settle your tickets. The background checks conducted by potential employers are thorough and comprehensive.

Mike H.'s Comment
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Thanks G-town. I'm gonna take care of it asap

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I’m actually having a conversation with Kenny Boyd, one of the higher ups at 160 Driving Academy and asking him specifically about your predicament. I’ll let you know what he says. Kenny is a friend of mine and was my instructor at Knight.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Ok, so here’s his response. The school doesn’t dig into those issues and as long as your license is active then yes, you can legally test and receive your CDL. The issue you’re going to run into is investing that money and not getting hired anywhere because of the violations being unpaid and they’ll also be looking at the date they were paid.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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