Bad driving record

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Logan09, May 15, 2022.

  1. Logan09

    Logan09 Bobtail Member

    May 15, 2022
    Hello, I'm not a new driver yet but once I turn 21 I intend to get my CDL and become a otr trucker. I had some questions about getting a job with a bad driving record. I have a hit and run, that got immediately dismissed because the cops falsely accused me of it. But it's still on my record and will affect me and I have 2 speeding tickets nothing reckless though. Would I still be able to get any sort of trucking job?
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  3. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    How is it that a dismissed charge of hit and run remains on your record?

    Charges that are dismissed are not applied to your driving record.
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  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    That hit & run shouldn't be on your MVR as a hit & run. Maybe as an accident you were involved in.
    When were the speeding tickets and for what speeds?
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  5. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    Triad, NC
    ANY Speeding Ticket REQUIRES A Traffic Attorney In The State/County/City Who Challenges It In Court!!
    ALL License Classes Represented!
    5-15 Over IS A Big Deal In Trucking especially with "Extenuating Circumstances"!!

    What Happens In Your Personal Vehicle Continuously Affects Your Potential Trucking Adventures!!

    I no copy the Hit & Run Listed on MVR if It Was Nothing.
    Something Sketchy in MY Opinion, But I'm Not An Attorney or Lawyer or Represent As One.
    Last edited: May 15, 2022
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  6. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Ainigriv Notpmah
    On strictly a driving record basis. IF you can get a regular unrestricted driver's license almost 100% of the time you can get a CDL. This is assuming you have never had a CDL and are not under some suspension required by part 383.51/52. Once you get the CDL the decision to hire you will be based on your insurability. I am not sure if there is anything left to add. When it comes down to it, there is the law and there is what the insurance company will allow.
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Where is your location; state & nearest city/town?
    Most cdl schools let 18 yr. olds get a cdl. You have to pay for the school though.
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  8. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Levittown, PA
    Most insurance companies go back 3 years except DUI counts for at least 5 years [experienced one insurer who's limit for DUI was 10 years].

    Most also allow (1) at fault accident.

    Sounds like you need to have copies of the accident reports and should contact the court, they should be able to issue a letter describing the outcome of the hit and run case since you say it still shows.

    Having documentation for anything less than 3 years old AND anything major that still shows up will help the carrier show their insurance if you were at fault, etc. will improve your odds
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  9. Blackjack55

    Blackjack55 Bobtail Member

    Sep 24, 2018
    In some states if he was arrested for it that stays on a criminal record,even if aquited
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  10. Boondock

    Boondock Heavy Load Member

    Jul 20, 2019
    In some states when you have dismissed/dropped traffic charges. They won't show up on your MVR but in a background check of public records they will find the court documents related to the dismissal of the charges.
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