72 in a 55 Speeding Ticket

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by davstu92, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    To be honest man, it was back in 2010 when I worked there. I believe Western is still pretty loose in their hiring. I worked in their flatbed division. My experience all n all was a good one. The cpm is not great but the endless miles made up for it. I never sat waiting on a load. I worked in the flatbed division. You're more likely to make a steady check running flatbed with them than dry van. With flatbed you would all 48. Dry van keeps their drivers either on the western half or eastern half. I could be wrong but it seemed that way when I was working there. I actually did well while I was there. I ran hard and ran to California and back a lot. My only complaint was that it was hard to get back home when burned out or needing to take care of business. I would say Western Express is a good company despite what the naysayers say on here. They're good to get started with
     
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  3. davstu92

    davstu92 Bobtail Member

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    Ok guys. So I talked to a few lawyers and here it is. I can pay a flat fee of 750 to request to withdrawal my guilty plea and if that goes through we would be able to work on the prosecutor to reduce the charge or, at best, remove the points it or on my license. I realize the points on my license aren’t what is hindering my job opportunities. But if the charge were reduced it would still state on my mvr that I was cited for speeding and that it was changed to whatever the reduced charge would be. Anyone with experience with this stuff that has some input, I’d greatly appreciate it. Would I still be SOL if it still said I was pulled over for speeding even with the indication of it being reduced?
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    If it's still going to show on your MVR, don't waste money on a lawyer.
    Contact some companies and ask if they'll hire you before spending any money.
     
  5. davstu92

    davstu92 Bobtail Member

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    Ok thanks Chinatown. I got an offer from prime to attend their cdl training and then drive with them. Any insight on prime ?
     
  6. Chinatown

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    Good a place as any to get the new career started. I know they get some bad press, but the training is good.
    As long as they're ok with the ticket; make sure about that before making the trip.
     
  7. davstu92

    davstu92 Bobtail Member

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    I asked the recruiter on the phone and she put me on hold for a few moments and said it’s ok if it’s under 20+
    Should I trust that or is there a way to get a more for sure answer?
     
  8. sirhwy

    sirhwy Light Load Member

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    If I can chip in here with my $.02 worth... I got a speeding ticket after I had passed the school and missed 1 on the final...the first day I was to report for work to go out with a trainer I got nailed while passing a truck on a two lane road. I was 15 over and the cop reduced it to 10 over and added on “passing too near an intersection”. I proceeded into work and went right into safety dept and fessed up. “Don’t get too many of those” was the reply, and then there was a lengthy discussion about following the law, etc. Fast forward a year and a half, I had completed my obligations with the training company, and secured a rather good local p&d job with Dayton Freight. Long story short, I got nailed 12 over, DOT cop this time, reduced it to 10 over. I lost my job. And I had high insurance rates as a result. I found another job, OTR, with a fairly good reefer company, and I was there until a year ago.
    My point is, deal with this, learn from it, and do not speed. High fines, high insurance rates, and diminished opportunity is what a lead foot will get you. These days I’m in the right lane driving the speed limit, even in my personal vehicle. When I get back out on the road, I’ll be in the right lane driving the speed limit. Watch it going through towns and construction zones, too.
    By the way, you can probably believe the recruiter at Prime. Best of luck to you!
     
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  9. davstu92

    davstu92 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you buddy. Take care
     
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  10. davstu92

    davstu92 Bobtail Member

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    What type of freight did you haul at your jobs before getting a gig at Dayton freight?
     
  11. sirhwy

    sirhwy Light Load Member

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    dry van and some reefer work.
     
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