Speeding Ticket In Personal Vehicle, Do I Need To Tell My DM Before Court?

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Posting in the other thread made me think about it. Got a ticket in the Vette for 9 over. I will be going to court on it, and anticipate at least a reduction, if not removal of it. Do I need to inform my company of the ticket before it's adjudicated?

Frustrated that I still got yet another speeding ticket without even speeding like I used to, but that's irrelevant. I have a flawless safety record with Knight and hopefully this doesn't reflect badly. If I recall correctly were supposed to notify our employer within 24 hours of a ticket even in our personal cars

Turtle's Comment
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If I recall correctly we're supposed to notify our employer within 24 hours of a ticket even in our personal cars

Yup, that's how it is at most companies.

Old School's Comment
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Sorry that happened Davy!

Unfortunately you are supposed to report it to the company.

When you are playing with your toys you are going to have to be a little more careful. You're a trucker now. You are sentenced to a life of driving slow and careful. Once you get over 70 mph bad things are going to happen. smile.gif

PackRat's Comment
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After all the problems you had getting hired, and you got another speeding ticket? SMH

Davy A.'s Comment
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I know. Thought I was safe in that margin, I thought wrong. Have a conference with an attorney tomorrow. Ill let my DM know tomorrow as well. Well, this will be an expensive lesson. Hopefully others will benefit from my carelessness by reading about it and not doing it. Think Ill let the wife drive the vette from now on.

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Bummer, Davy. Let us know how your company handles the issue. Iā€™m just curious because this could happen to anyone if not careful.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Think Ill let the wife drive the vette from now on.

LOL It's a good thing I'm not your wife....I'd be getting tickets for 30, 40 and even 50 mph over several days a week!! šŸ˜‰ I drive FAST! šŸ˜

Laura

Chief Brody's Comment
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Make sure your attorney is aware of the FMCSA anti masking regulations:

FMCSA Anti- masking

Failure to handle the ticket properly may result in the ticke still showing up on your MVR.

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.

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

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Make sure your attorney is aware of the FMCSA anti masking regulations:

FMCSA Anti- masking

Failure to handle the ticket properly may result in the ticke still showing up on your MVR.

Rob for the win!

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.

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

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Davy A.'s Comment
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Make sure your attorney is aware of the FMCSA anti masking regulations:

FMCSA Anti- masking

Failure to handle the ticket properly may result in the ticke still showing up on your MVR.

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Rob for the win!

He is, it's one of the reasons I'm going with him. His website specifically mentioned that. I talked with the firm today, they were already picking apart the ticket. From the sounds of it, he has experience with this court, so I'll see how it goes. Called my DM and left a message, he's out today, I'll see what he says in the AM.

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.

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

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.

Fm:

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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