Got A Ticket Before School Started

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Karl G.'s Comment
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I got Hired by a mega carrier a few weeks back and am supposed to go to CDL school with that company next week. I got a ticket tonight for allegedly running a stop sign and want to know if this will affect my hiring process.

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.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I got Hired by a mega carrier a few weeks back and am supposed to go to CDL school with that company next week. I got a ticket tonight for allegedly running a stop sign and want to know if this will affect my hiring process.

Howdy, Karl !!

Welcome to Truckingtruth.com the hard way, sorry.

Opinion only. If it's a ticket, and a 'supposedly' run of a sign, ..lawyer up.

Again. State Laws differ. We don't know yours.

Ohio, In our opinion... Warnings are harder to get out from under.

The mods, professionals, driver folks Et al .. Will show up shortly.

Yep, that sucks. Prepare for some tough truth, but..

Add your state. Get an atty.

Did you flash your CDLP ? Care to share the 'mega? Chances are, one of our mods/members could answer in better detail!

Wish you well, help us help you;

~ Anne & Tom ~

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Allegedly?

You know the truth. Own your mistake.

Your driving record, especially the last three years is your primary resume. Protect it!

I urge you to inform the company you’ve committed to. They will find out…and if you choose not to disclose this, they will likely let you go.

Think about what you are doing… driving is no longer a casual activity.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PJ's Comment
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I agree completely with G. You know if you did it or not. Let the company know about it and they will make the call, they all have different standards they will accept or not. IF you use the word alledegedly you stand a better chance of getting cut.

Fight the ticket. Each state has different procedures for this. If you can find a local lawyer it will be worth the money in the long run.

You have to be careful and protect your license in this proffession. It is the most important possession you have.

Let us know how it turns out.

Don's Comment
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As others have advised, notify the company you were planning on training with. Do not travel to the school and try to hide it. The school will find it and bounce you for trying to hide it. If after notifying your recruiter, they decide to let you go, then immediately hire a lawyer to start working on getting that ticket either dropped or reduced. Actually, you should do that whether the carrier decides to keep you or not. It will cost money now, but has the potential of saving you a lot of time and money in the long term. Good luck.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I got Hired by a mega carrier a few weeks back and am supposed to go to CDL school with that company next week. I got a ticket tonight for allegedly running a stop sign and want to know if this will affect my hiring process.

At almost 2 days ago . . . did the O/P wash out ?!?!? CARE TO / dare to, tell whom? MEGAS are regaled as the 'wow' by many of us. Dare to share who(m) wronged you, or any more info?

I sure know some 2nd chance companies, depending on location, but ... idk! Where are ya?

Sheesh, Karl ... people WERE SURE on the path to helping you!!

confused.gif ~ Anne confused.gif

ps: YEP, my 2nd attempt at gaffing! LoL !

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.
Pianoman's Comment
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Just tell them. They are fully aware as you are that it doesn’t show up on your record until the actual conviction date but they still need to know or they’ll let you go as soon as they find out

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