Federal Speeding Violation

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Sam 's Comment
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I'm looking into doing CDL school or paid CDL training.. I received a federal speeding violation in a National Forest area only a month ago. First ticket in at least 8 years. Came out of a mountain on a rural road, figured it was 55, but it was actually a 35, got a 20mph over "United States District Court Violation Notice." The deputy who gave me the ticket said it was better that he was giving me a federal violation because it won't go on my state driving record, and doesn't take points off my license.. Is this something that could affect my ability to get a job considering that it's not on my state record and didn't take points off?

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

Scott M's Comment
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You got a speeding ticket and you’re asking if this will affect your ability to get a job. What I would have done is immediately contact a lawyer to get the ticket reduced or dropped. My last ticket was 9 years ago. I now am doing everything I can to protect my Class A CDL. IF I were to screw up again, the hundreds of dollars I would spend to get the ticket fixed would be well worth it.

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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You got a speeding ticket and you’re asking if this will affect your ability to get a job. What I would have done is immediately contact a lawyer to get the ticket reduced or dropped. My last ticket was 9 years ago. I now am doing everything I can to protect my Class A CDL. IF I were to screw up again, the hundreds of dollars I would spend to get the ticket fixed would be well worth it.

Assuming, of course, that a lawyer has the ability to get the violation dismissed. Maybe so, maybe not. The lawyer may be able to get the charges reduced, but not dismissed.

Always ask a lawyer if you can get an initial free consultation. Most will do that, but you have to ask up front. Otherwise, you pay his fee right from the get-go without even knowing if anything might possibly be done. Good luck, I hope you can get your ticket resolved.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Sam 's Comment
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You got a speeding ticket and you’re asking if this will affect your ability to get a job. What I would have done is immediately contact a lawyer to get the ticket reduced or dropped. My last ticket was 9 years ago. I now am doing everything I can to protect my Class A CDL. IF I were to screw up again, the hundreds of dollars I would spend to get the ticket fixed would be well worth it.

If I had known this, I would of done that. But I already paid the ticket. I'm looking for advice on if I can work in this industry. What would anyone recommend. Like I said, it's my only ticket in 8 years and I just confirmed it's not on my state record in Idaho. Of course, I'll disclose it to any employer, but I figured that it's better that it didn't take any points off my license.

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.
Sam 's Comment
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Update: I called the Trucking School that I plan on attending. The woman told me that if it's my only ticket, and due to the massive demand right now, that I may be denied from some places, but she has no doubts that I can find a job because she's seen people with much worse records get jobs recently right out of school. I know I shouldn't fully trust what the trucking school recruiter says, but what are your opinions on her statement?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Update: I called the Trucking School that I plan on attending. The woman told me that if it's my only ticket, and due to the massive demand right now, that I may be denied from some places, but she has no doubts that I can find a job because she's seen people with much worse records get jobs recently right out of school. I know I shouldn't fully trust what the trucking school recruiter says, but what are your opinions on her statement?

Personally,

I would apply here: Apply For Paid CDL Training with FULL disclosure, and see who (if anyone) bites. It'll give you a 'bird's eye view' as to what you may be up against.

You aren't OBLIGATED to any paid training that may be interested in you, but it'd let you test the waters, per se.

That's just IMHO, Sam.

Best wishes!

~ 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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I agree with Anne see about company sponsored training , at least if they accept you you'll know.

I don't doubt she has seen companies overlook worse but those may not be the type of company you'll want to work for.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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A trucking school will get anybody a CDL , as long as you keep depositing money into their account. These will not guarantee you a good paycheck with a reputable company, though. Once you are the proud recipient of a CDL, their job is complete, and out the door you must go.

The way we strongly recommend is through company-sponsored training. If you give it 100%, you'll have a CDL, OJT in real-world situations with a trainer, and employment at that same company. It's a winning combination for anyone that's seriously considering truck driving.

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.

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.

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

Bird-One's Comment
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Of course they are going to tell you that. You are not their worry once you pay the tuition. Have you considered paid cdl training like Anne mentioned?

Update: I called the Trucking School that I plan on attending. The woman told me that if it's my only ticket, and due to the massive demand right now, that I may be denied from some places, but she has no doubts that I can find a job because she's seen people with much worse records get jobs recently right out of school. I know I shouldn't fully trust what the trucking school recruiter says, but what are your opinions on her statement?

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.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Sam,

What school are you going to? I went through Sage in Twin Falls, which is now closed down, and got my CDL without any experience on logs, brakes and a couple other areas. While you learn by doing, if you are paying $5,000+, you want to have a bit more training. Sage had a couple of companies come in to talk with us, but they weren't hiring so I was on my own to find a job.

Laura

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.
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