Disqualification Help?

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Carlos M.'s Comment
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I have been driving for almost 4 years straight before my license got suspended again. The first offense was in a personal vehicle which I waited 4 years in the state of Texas to get them back in 2019. I went to western express and drove through them in May of 2019. August of 2019 I was in Cheyenne wyoming with little time left I had to park. I pulled up to a pilot only had one parking spot left near building. Their was a truck that made it own parking that made it difficult for me to get in. So after trying for at least 10 to 15 minutes I gave up and left to go to the loves across the way to see if they had anymore spaces left. After attempting I pulled out. I guess my trailer hit the truck that made its own parking. Scratched a little bit of paint on its front passenger side of truck. I didn't know i scratched the truck so as I got to the loves parking area i got in with ease. The cops showed up and asked if I came from the pilot and I told him yes I didn't have to lie to them. He asked me If I was aware that I hit another truck. I told him no I did not otherwise I would have stopped. Well they searched my truck found a little bit of paint on my trailer. Wrote me a ticket for a hit and run. I would have fought it if I knew it was going to ruin my career but I paid for the ticket instead because I'm good at paying bills on time. Well later down the line I get suspended and they also added that the accident was fatal? How is the accident fatal if it was just a scratch on the truck? I'm trying to get my cdl license back and I need help. Could somebody please explain how I can fight this?

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.
Old School's Comment
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You shouldn't try fighting this on your own. Hire a lawyer. Find one who makes a practice of helping truck drivers.

PJ's Comment
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I guess I’m missing something here. How does a 3 yr old ticket for anything come up now???

Dave T.'s Comment
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Was it a scratch on the side of the truck or the driver? How could it be a fatal if it was only the truck? Did the driver have a medical emergency as a result? I think the cops would have mentioned that but unless you physically hit the driver him/her self… 🤷🏻‍♂️

Rob T.'s Comment
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Have you requested the police report? In regards to being labeled fatal that could be a mistake when it got entered in and the police report would clear that up. Typically to be charged with hit and run you'd have done something that shows you know you hit the vehicle and made the decision to take off rather than owning up to it.

For future reference fight every ticket. As long as you're at court on the date on your citation its not considered late. Have you tried reaching out to your DMV to see what needs to be done to get reinstated? You best be aware of what's going on around you. First hit and run in a CMV is a minimum 1 year disqualification, Second results in a lifetime ban.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

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.

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