First Speeding Ticket

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Truckin Tone's Comment
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Sorry if this has been talked about to death . I’ve researched and couldn’t find the right answers. I have received my first speeding ticket in May 2022 for going 20 over in a 70 but my lawyer fought it and got adjudication withheld.

Should i disclose that with my employer even though no points was added to my record? I don’t work for a major carrier.

PackRat's Comment
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20 mph OVER in a 70 mph area as a CDL holder? wtf.gif

I would anxiously read your reasoning for that to happen.

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.
Truckin Tone's Comment
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No excuse. I was switching lanes and sped up and lost track of my speed. In my personal car

20 mph OVER in a 70 mph area as a CDL holder? wtf.gif

I would anxiously read your reasoning for that to happen.

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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Any reputable company is going to have a section on the application, "have you ever been cited for any tickets?", and "have you had any tickets or convictions for reckless driving, license suspensions, revocations, DUIs" etc.

Leave it off and it will be discovered during a background check. Most reputable companies, and their insurance companies, do a deep background check, especially for the newer drivers.

You will likely have an uphill climb for several years. Your CDL is your living, so you best treat it as if were more valuable. Apply everywhere honestly and see what happens.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

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

PJ's Comment
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Depends on your employeer’s policy regarding these issues. They are mandated to do a check annually, generally done on your anniversary. Some companies have a policy drivers have to immediately report, check with your supervisor.

On your annual reporting you will have to disclose it.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Sorry if this has been talked about to death . I’ve researched and couldn’t find the right answers. I have received my first speeding ticket in May 2022 for going 20 over in a 70 but my lawyer fought it and got adjudication withheld.

Should i disclose that with my employer even though no points was added to my record? I don’t work for a major carrier.

Howdy, and welcome to TT !!

It's now July; wonder if they'd already know ?!?!?

What state are you in and or from? Operating for whom? If you add your state to your profile, we could be of more help; and the company you drive for, as well.

If it's not a mega, is it a W2, still... or a 1099? Matters, sometimes, also.

One thing you CAN do, for free, is pull your DMV abstract on line . . . and see if there's anything there. The paid copies at the 'shop' often show the same, depending on state, but still can be ordered online for a nominal fee .. at least here in Ohio.

The more we know, the more we can help;

Hope it works out for ya, man!

~ Anne & Tom ~

Depends on your employeer’s policy regarding these issues. They are mandated to do a check annually, generally done on your anniversary. Some companies have a policy drivers have to immediately report, check with your supervisor.

On your annual reporting you will have to disclose it.

Exactly; unless.. well... the One Zero Nine Niners...sometimes!

Great point, PJ . . . from an O/O by the books, O/P !

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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