Past Liscense Suspension Preventing Me From Getting Hired At Trucking Company D:

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This is gonna be all over the place cause I'm winging it. Anywho, to start I was going to enter Swift Transportation's Veteran scholarship program to get my CDL and start driving for them. However, it all went to **** once they requested a copy of my driving record. To clarify, I moved from Roanoke VA in June 2023 due to personal reasons but during this time I had a 1996 project car at the shop getting work done. Because I had just moved, and the stop was charging $85/Day in vehicle storage fees I ended up giving them the car because the total bill was well over $4000 in storage fees and I just could not afford that at the time. So I sent them the title and washed my hands of the car in June 2023 thinking all is fine and dandy. Now fast forward to July 1, 2024, once I requested a copy of my Virginia driving record for Swift Transportation that's when I discovered that my license had been suspended since 09/06/2023 due to canceled insurance on the said vehicle that I had turned over to the shop in June 2023, so my Virginia license had been suspended from 09/06/2023 - 07/01/2024 which is when I found out about this issue and got it resolved by providing a notarized bill of sale proving that I relinquished ownership of the vehicle on June of 2023. The problem now is that I have this suspension on my driving record for a vehicle I didn't own, and now because of it I cannot be hired at Swift and lost my Veteran scholarship so I'm trying to find out if there is a way I can have this suspension pulled from my record since it pertains to a car I didn't own and or wasn't driving at the time. Other than this I have had a clean driving record my entire life. Yes, I know it's my fault for not notifying the Roanoke DMV of my location change. Had I done that the moment I moved I could have gotten this taken care of long before it got to this point but I didn't do that, so here we are.


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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