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Trevor B.'s Comment
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Received a 16 over speeding ticket way back in 2015. Disposition date of 2018 when I finally got that ticket paid as I had forgotten about it. This is the only thing listed on my MVR from the recruiting department. I know 15+ is pretty severe for many companies. But does anyone have experience with this situation and still hired on by Swift?

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.

Andrey's Comment
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The only source that can give you a full and true answer is Swift.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Received a 16 over speeding ticket way back in 2015. Disposition date of 2018 when I finally got that ticket paid as I had forgotten about it. This is the only thing listed on my MVR from the recruiting department. I know 15+ is pretty severe for many companies. But does anyone have experience with this situation and still hired on by Swift?

Welcome to Trucking Truth, Trevor!

Andrey spelled it OUT for you. So much is changing this year; do you have a pre hire from Swift? Do you have your CDLP? Have you read the link I'm sharing, below? Where did you go to school; where do you live? State DMV laws vary, but DOT/FMCSA laws usually trump those.... just saying, your state may have 'downgraded' that citation, anyway. Being from 2015, many companies WILL accept that. Was it speeding or Reckless Op?

Kearsey can spell it out for Prime. It's still UP TO the company...and the actual citation may play in, as I mentioned.

Driver Training 2022

The more info we get from you, the more the experienced guys and mods on this site can help. Still sticking with Andrey's reply, tho!

In the meantime;

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.

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

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

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.

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.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Victor C. II's Comment
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Welcome to our trucker abode, I am going to say from my personal experiences that yes you should be able to because in 2017 when I was hired I had a few tickets that was a speeding ticket that was higher than 15 over matter in fact 19 over and it was a regular speeding ticket but not a reckless but that was ridiculously high and I was still hired. I will pray you get hired my man!

Received a 16 over speeding ticket way back in 2015. Disposition date of 2018 when I finally got that ticket paid as I had forgotten about it. This is the only thing listed on my MVR from the recruiting department. I know 15+ is pretty severe for many companies. But does anyone have experience with this situation and still hired on by Swift?

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.

PackRat's Comment
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In many states that would be reckless driving, and in most states, failure to pay (for years in your case) gets the driver's license suspended.

How do you "forget" this? We're not getting the entire story from you.

Trevor B.'s Comment
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Received a 16 over speeding ticket way back in 2015. Disposition date of 2018 when I finally got that ticket paid as I had forgotten about it. This is the only thing listed on my MVR from the recruiting department. I know 15+ is pretty severe for many companies. But does anyone have experience with this situation and still hired on by Swift?

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Welcome to Trucking Truth, Trevor!

Andrey spelled it OUT for you. So much is changing this year; do you have a pre hire from Swift? Do you have your CDLP? Have you read the link I'm sharing, below? Where did you go to school; where do you live? State DMV laws vary, but DOT/FMCSA laws usually trump those.... just saying, your state may have 'downgraded' that citation, anyway. Being from 2015, many companies WILL accept that. Was it speeding or Reckless Op?

Kearsey can spell it out for Prime. It's still UP TO the company...and the actual citation may play in, as I mentioned.

Driver Training 2022

The more info we get from you, the more the experienced guys and mods on this site can help. Still sticking with Andrey's reply, tho!

In the meantime;

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

Yep, got my Pre-Hire from Swift a yesterday before I got the completed MVR in my email this morning. I do the written test for my CDLP tomorrow as Swift told me to get it done before they sent me to their driving academy on the 17th in Memphis. My MVR says "Speeding" nothing about reckless. But if I am not mistaken, don't many trucking companies consider 15+ reckless regardless of what the MVR states?

After looking up Alabama laws it looks like the points drop off the license in 2 years but the the ticket remains on the MVR for life. So my license currently has 0 points which is great.

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

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

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.

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Victor C. II's Comment
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Im excited for you!

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Received a 16 over speeding ticket way back in 2015. Disposition date of 2018 when I finally got that ticket paid as I had forgotten about it. This is the only thing listed on my MVR from the recruiting department. I know 15+ is pretty severe for many companies. But does anyone have experience with this situation and still hired on by Swift?

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Welcome to Trucking Truth, Trevor!

Andrey spelled it OUT for you. So much is changing this year; do you have a pre hire from Swift? Do you have your CDLP? Have you read the link I'm sharing, below? Where did you go to school; where do you live? State DMV laws vary, but DOT/FMCSA laws usually trump those.... just saying, your state may have 'downgraded' that citation, anyway. Being from 2015, many companies WILL accept that. Was it speeding or Reckless Op?

Kearsey can spell it out for Prime. It's still UP TO the company...and the actual citation may play in, as I mentioned.

Driver Training 2022

The more info we get from you, the more the experienced guys and mods on this site can help. Still sticking with Andrey's reply, tho!

In the meantime;

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

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Yep, got my Pre-Hire from Swift a yesterday before I got the completed MVR in my email this morning. I do the written test for my CDLP tomorrow as Swift told me to get it done before they sent me to their driving academy on the 17th in Memphis. My MVR says "Speeding" nothing about reckless. But if I am not mistaken, don't many trucking companies consider 15+ reckless regardless of what the MVR states?

After looking up Alabama laws it looks like the points drop off the license in 2 years but the the ticket remains on the MVR for life. So my license currently has 0 points which is great.

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

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

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.

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.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Points do not matter. Unless something has changed, Swift will look at any motor vehicle citation up to 3 years in the past. What is the exact date of the ticket?

If you have three years of clean operation, I think you will be okay.

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