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Gregory T.'s Comment
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I'm having issues finding a company that will hire me. I have a third lane violation from December 2019 and another in February 2022. The second one on my background report is coming back as unsafe lane change in New Jersey. On the Jersey court website it says the violation is "traffic in marked lanes". Long storey short, my license is in Arizona and that violation isn't valid in Arizona code so it translates to reckless driving. I've talked to Arizona dmv and they say they cant do anything about it I have to address it with NJ. They wont reopen the case after 90 days and so here I am just finding out because I just quit working for my last employer and wondered if anyone has any suggestions. The first violation will be 3 yrs in December so that 2 points should drop off but I dont know if that will help. Any suggestions of employers that might hire me until I can get this cleared up. I've been driving since 04/2018. Thanks

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.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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I'm having issues finding a company that will hire me. I have a third lane violation from December 2019 and another in February 2022. The second one on my background report is coming back as unsafe lane change in New Jersey. On the Jersey court website it says the violation is "traffic in marked lanes". Long storey short, my license is in Arizona and that violation isn't valid in Arizona code so it translates to reckless driving. I've talked to Arizona dmv and they say they cant do anything about it I have to address it with NJ. They wont reopen the case after 90 days and so here I am just finding out because I just quit working for my last employer and wondered if anyone has any suggestions. The first violation will be 3 yrs in December so that 2 points should drop off but I dont know if that will help. Any suggestions of employers that might hire me until I can get this cleared up. I've been driving since 04/2018. Thanks

How much experience? Are there any incidents in addition to the tickets? What is the reason that you are no longer with your last employer? Are you eligible for rehire at your last employer?

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.

Gregory T.'s Comment
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I have no other issues. My last employer will hire me back but he is having issues with his trucks. The reason I left is because I was out of the country for three months. I planned on coming back and going to work for another company and that's when I found out that these violations are going to be an issue. I got the last one in February and worked for him until june so I had no idea it would be an issue. If I would have known that it was going to be an issue I would have hired a lawyer when I got the last violation. I just paid the fine.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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How much experience do you have behind the wheel of a combination vehicle?

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Mike H.'s Comment
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How much experience do you have behind the wheel of a combination vehicle?

He posted he's been driving since 4/2018

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

PackRat's Comment
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How much experience do you have behind the wheel of a combination vehicle?

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He posted he's been driving since 4/2018

Which does not specify if it was driving a commercial vehicle or a four wheeler.

I've been driving since I was 3 if Matchbox cars are considered, or I've been driving since 0500 if only counting today.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Gregory T.'s Comment
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4 1/2 years class a driving 53' dry van. If you need a resume send me a link. Otherwise what I am wanting to know is there companies that anyone knows of that hire with 4 points on my license. The other question is how long might I have to wait before someone will consider hiring me. First third lane violation was December 2019 and second third lane was February 2022. Typically on a regular drivers license after 3 years points fall off on the violation from 2019 but I'm unfamiliar with how insurance companies for class a view this.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Gregory T.'s Comment
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So to be even clearer, I am wondering if I could just wait until December so the violation from 2019 falls off or am I going to have to wait until February so the second violation is over a year ago. I appreciate the feed back from everyone. Thank you

Mike H.'s Comment
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How much experience do you have behind the wheel of a combination vehicle?

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He posted he's been driving since 4/2018

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Which does not specify if it was driving a commercial vehicle or a four wheeler.

I've been driving since I was 3 if Matchbox cars are considered, or I've been driving since 0500 if only counting today.

With this being a trucking forum,I assumed he was referring to having his CDL-A since 4/2018...which he confirmed in his next post

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.

Combination Vehicle:

A vehicle with two separate parts - the power unit (tractor) and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are considered combination vehicles.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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So to be even clearer, I am wondering if I could just wait until December so the violation from 2019 falls off or am I going to have to wait until February so the second violation is over a year ago. I appreciate the feed back from everyone. Thank you

I would wait until February. As a CDL holder, they go back 10 years. Many companies only weigh the last 3 years. Often people do not realize how important it is to protect your CDL by being ticket and accident free until they try to leave a company.

Even if your last employer will hire you back, their insurance company may require a new background check and reject you.

Good luck. Apply everywhere and take the best offer. There are second chance companies such as western express, CR England and others. But I would first apply everywhere and see who bites.

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.
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