Can A Careless Driving Ticket Over 3 Years Ago Ruin Chances Of Truck During Job?

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Hopeful driver's Comment
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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Ya can't post more than a headline? lol

Depends what happened but in ur personal car, think 3 years its ok......Ask any recruiters you talk to at companies you apply. And your location can be a help here, so people in or near your area know more of those states


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Can A Careless Driving Ticket Over 3 Years Ago Ruin Chances Of Truck During Job?

Welcome to Trucking Truth, Nicholas !!

It seems that your title of this thread, is indeed your question; correct? So many things come into play, and I'll let the mods chime in shortly with the details (and the Devil within, j/k!) yet honestly... PLEASE put your state (at least) in your profile; rules DO differ in between.

Adding your 'status' of driving would also help. Are you in school? Considering a Career? Have you had a CDL prior? The more you share, the more help you'll receive. Honestly, background often comes into play. DMV's only remember to add things, rarely do they recall to remove the "Driving Classes" one may have taken ~ are successfully completed. Sadly but honestly, age can also have an effect of one's outcome.

On the positive; Glad to have you, and a great start to learning the lifestyle is right here:

If the careless driving resulted in an accident, it's likely more of an issue. If it were more/less only involving yourself, and not speed in Ohio .... anyway .... it probably wouldn't be a 'career killer.'

Your age, your insurance (or lack of) .. can be mitigating factors, as well. Again, just in my opinion and Ohio laws & observations.

Hope this helps a tad bit; please add more info for us, so the pros can be of more help.

Best to you, hope ya stop back ~

~ Anne & Tom ~


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.


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.


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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