Can I Apply To Get CDL With This Record ??

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Serg 's Comment
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I know I haven’t been the perfect person

So I ran the “court order” driving record on Illinois dmv , the Affected Driving Record Abstract. NOT the Public Driving record Abstract one…. Is that the one needed to obtain the CDL?

Anyways, well… I have these on my driving record all in Illinois

for July of 2006 ZERO TOLERANCE SUSPENSION/FAIL OR REFUSE ALCOHOL/DRUG TEST SPEEDING 15-25 MPH ABOVE LIMIT

Then later that same year….December of 2006 OPERATING WHILE DRIVING PRIVILEGES WERE SUSPENDED

Then in 2007 I got into a mess… a huge mess. To make a long story short I pleaded guilty to a DUI after going to court almost 2 years. License revoked in 2009 Report says for 2009

FAIL OR REFUSE ALCOHOL/DRUG TEST

DUI/ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION ABOVE

OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE

I didn’t drive a vehicle for many many years. I finally got my Drivers License back in 2016

What are my chances to get a CDL. I been studying for almost a week and I just pulled up my Driving record online just now and almost threw up my breakfast. I feel terrible … I mean of course I knew I had a DUI and that ZT…. But hot dang man… just reading it … it hit hard. I know it was over ten years ago when I got that record but I been clean since. It just sucks killed my hopes right now.

There’s Nothing on my report after the Informal hearing in 2016 except some SR22 insurance suspensions for failed payments that never went through so it was reported in 2019 sr22 insurance suspended, eventually it says my SR22 insurance requirement was completed. Other than that…some duplicate issues of my Driver license i needed replaced because lost/stolen are on my report. Nothing else after my informal hearing when I got my DL in 2016.

What I’m saying is … is it possible to still obtain my CDL in Illinois after having all that nonsense in 2006-2009. The Zero tolerance , driving on suspended license and having my DL revoked for a DUI. I’m really bummed out. The past does catch up and haunt us, doesn’t it ? Damn I feel like a total clown. I appreciate the feedback on this. Thank you all for reading. Have a great day and stay safe y’all.

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.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hi. Apply everywhere and see who takes you. The economy is going nuts and companies are slowing down the hiring process which means they can be more selective. Hence ..yes this will affect you.

Some companies will not accept any DUIs in a lifetime some may say within a certain time limit.

Answer only the question you were asked. "Have you had a DUI in the last 3 years" is not the same as "have you EVER had a DUI?"

Good luck

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Serg 's Comment
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So I can still actually take the test ? The permit and the whole pre trip exam and actually obtain my CDL?

Hi. Apply everywhere and see who takes you. The economy is going nuts and companies are slowing down the hiring process which means they can be more selective. Hence ..yes this will affect you.

Some companies will not accept any DUIs in a lifetime some may say within a certain time limit.

Answer only the question you were asked. "Have you had a DUI in the last 3 years" is not the same as "have you EVER had a DUI?"

Good luck

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

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If you just want a CDL and no job. Then sure take the permit exam, pay for a local school that will take your time and money and take the exam to get the CDL. But you probably won't get hired and by the time you find a company to take you, your CDL will be stale and a company will make you go through training again.

It is best to apply to company sponsored CDL programs. The company that schools you will hire you. That way you know from the beginning whether or not you are accepted for employment.

Paid CDL Training Programs

Apply For Paid CDL Training

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.
Klutch's Comment
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I was accepted into Schneiders sponsored training with 2 DWIs, granted the last was back in 2004 and I didn’t have any test refusals. It doesn’t hurt to apply to a bunch and see what happens.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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