'Withheld Adjudications' And 'not Guilty' Count On Your Driving Record?

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James F.'s Comment
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I'm applying for a CDL apprenticeship program through a few trucking companies and they ask about your driving record in the past 3-5 years. Let's say I got a speeding ticket and took it to court to avoid points on my DL and the judge withholds adjudication or rules not guilty, does that still count on your driving record as a moving violation? I read somewhere that those don't appear on your driving record when you request a print out of the past 3/7 years (atleast in Florida), unless you get the "complete" record. What do trucking companies actually look at? The fact that there was a ticket or an actual conviction?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Charles C.'s Comment
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IF you were found guilty or plead to a lesser charge you need to disclose it if you were found not guilty. It will not be on your record.

Josh S.'s Comment
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I would tell companies that it was dropped because prime told everyone in my group that if we ever had a ticket or were arrested they would find out and if it wasn't disclosed to them then we would go home. Honesty goes a long way with these companies.

Rick S.'s Comment
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"Withheld Adjudication" - means there was no "judgement of guilt".

I'd list them ANYWAY - just so you don't get caught up in them later.

With a CDL - there is NO SUCH THING as "driving school" to save the points. In Florida - "CDL Holder" shows up in the court file - to make sure the judge KNOWS he can't do a "driving school/no points" on the citation.

I've had 2 "withhelds" since getting my CDL 6 years ago. Speed (on my motorcycle - a doozie too - 57 in a 35 - 4 years old) - the day after I got this, the Valentine 1 and Blinder laser Jammer went on the bike. I shoulda (coulda) talked the cop into writing the speed a little lower. A "bogus stop sign" - almost 5 years old (driving while white in the hood).

Many times - for minor stuff, having a CDL SAVES ME FROM a ticket. Unless the cop is a real "testicle buster" (at least around Fort Lauderdale area) they understand that CDL's & tickets can put someone in the unemployment line.

For applications that say "5 Years", I put them down - for ones that don't - I DON'T.

Rick

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.
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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I've had 2 "withhelds" since getting my CDL 6 years ago. Speed (on my motorcycle - a doozie too - 57 in a 35 - 4 years old)

I'm not a betting man, but I'd definitely bet that your Motorcycle is a sport bike? In the past 30 years since I noticed and started paying attention... I've never seen a sport bike or "Crotch Rocket" that was EVER going at or below the speed limit... usually they pass everybody on the road doing at least 20 over.

Often makes me wonder if these bikes are even capable of doing the speed limit? confused.gif Of course I know they are, and even though I'm not trying to be judgemental, I have suppose it is just the type of rider that is attracted to these types of bikes? All of my friends that ride on Cruisers & Harleys, etc... all refer to the Sport Bike Riders as "Future Organ Donors" shocked.png

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.
Rick S.'s Comment
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I've had 2 "withhelds" since getting my CDL 6 years ago. Speed (on my motorcycle - a doozie too - 57 in a 35 - 4 years old)

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I'm not a betting man, but I'd definitely bet that your Motorcycle is a sport bike? In the past 30 years since I noticed and started paying attention... I've never seen a sport bike or "Crotch Rocket" that was EVER going at or below the speed limit... usually they pass everybody on the road doing at least 20 over.

Often makes me wonder if these bikes are even capable of doing the speed limit? confused.gif Of course I know they are, and even though I'm not trying to be judgemental, I have suppose it is just the type of rider that is attracted to these types of bikes? All of my friends that ride on Cruisers & Harleys, etc... all refer to the Sport Bike Riders as "Future Organ Donors" shocked.png

Oh - it's a Harley - but not your typical one...

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It's a '10 V-Rod/Night Rod (SUPER) Special. I got tons of time & $$ into this bike. It's setup for road-race - and I don't ride with other harleys - I ride with sport bikes (old airheads can't come close to keeping up). BST Carbon Fiber racing wheels (for the weight reduction, not the carbon) with Ceramic bearings on the axles, full race head work by Byron Hines himself (Vance & Hines), cams, exhaust, etc. (from 104 to 140 HP at the wheel), Full race transmission job (ceramic bearings on both shafts) full race suspension (Penske rears, Traction Dynamics front, Brembo Radial Brakes, Lyndall Racing Ceramic Composite Rotors, Dunlop Q3 DOT Race Rubber.

This is DEFINITELY NOT your typical Harley.

I DO have organ donor on my license. God wants me - he's gonna take me.

LOL

Rick

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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