Now I'm Worried

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Bradley D.'s Comment
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I was reading through the threads and saw one person posting about a speeding ticket for going 95 in a 75 or something like that and you guys talking about how it counts as reckless driving and it will be really hard to get a trucking job.

Then I remembered I got a ticket a few months ago doing 50 in a 30. (Not an excuse but honest to god I thought the speed limit was 45, there were like no signs on that road) I plead guilty and paid it because I didn't know you could offer to go to traffic school to get it reduced or anything like that and well.. I did do it so I figured why fight it.

In texas anything 20 and over can be considered reckless driving but I read on this lawyer site that the judge has the right to change it to reckless driving but often times doesn't. When I pull my driving record in a few days, if it doesnt show any reckless driving charge will trucking companies look at it as just a moving violation like I was expecting? Or will they see 20 over and just deny me?

David's Comment
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I was reading through the threads and saw one person posting about a speeding ticket for going 95 in a 75 or something like that and you guys talking about how it counts as reckless driving and it will be really hard to get a trucking job.

Then I remembered I got a ticket a few months ago doing 50 in a 30. (Not an excuse but honest to god I thought the speed limit was 45, there were like no signs on that road) I plead guilty and paid it because I didn't know you could offer to go to traffic school to get it reduced or anything like that and well.. I did do it so I figured why fight it.

In texas anything 20 and over can be considered reckless driving but I read on this lawyer site that the judge has the right to change it to reckless driving but often times doesn't. When I pull my driving record in a few days, if it doesnt show any reckless driving charge will trucking companies look at it as just a moving violation like I was expecting? Or will they see 20 over and just deny me?

I don't think they will see the speed you did. They get the same record from dmv that you will get.

Before you get anything on an application, get the dmg record.. 7 year one should do. Most companies check 5 yrs back.

Once you get yours, you may have to do a Google search for the VC number on your record to determine the correct infraction.

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.

Mad Hatter's Comment
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Some things don't pop up on the dmv report because they haven't had time to process yet. I pulled my report 2 days ago and an accident from August wasn't on there. But it will be eventually.

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.

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