Earned class b license via work, required 3 months of employment yet fired in half that time.

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by humpingvan, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. humpingvan

    humpingvan Bobtail Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    Reason I was fired was "time theft" 15 minutes at target. This was today, the theft occured last Friday.

    Yesterday the bosses bosses had a "open meeting" to discuss why so many drivers are quitting. I spoke with the safety regional manager about concerns I had for the base safety supervisor and she claimed it was in confidence and I had whistle blower status.

    Yet I was canned today for an unrelated "time theft" and the person I complained about yesterday claims they will revoke my CDL for failure to remained employed for 3 months.

    What are the reasons to revoke a CDL when the company did in-house training and 3rd party testing? Can this company do this?
  2. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

    Aug 26, 2014
    Only the state can revoke your license.
  3. seagreg

    seagreg Light Load Member

    Oct 3, 2019
    A private company cannot "revoke a CDL".

    Once a third party tester notifies the State that a driver applicant passes skills tests administered by them their role in the process is done.
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  4. humpingvan

    humpingvan Bobtail Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    I just got the state DOT on the phone. The employer notifies the DOT I was fired and it's automatically revoked. No appeal process.
  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Well that's bs. As in bs in what you are saying.
    If you have a CDL, you have a CDL. Nothing a company can do can change that. The company may charge you for it per any sort of contract, but they cannot revoke it. Period.

    If you call back, have them give you the regulations, but most likely they didn't understand what you were asking.

    Now if all you got a CLP, that's may be a bit different with the new training laws out there.

    P.S. DOT has nothing to do with issuing the CDL, It's either DMV or SOS depending on state.

    DOT = Department of Transportation
    DMV = Department of Motor Vehicles
    SOS = Secretary of State
  6. seagreg

    seagreg Light Load Member

    Oct 3, 2019
    What state are you in? I can find no law either Federal or State that allows this.

    Here is a link to the federal rules.

    49 CFR § 383.75 - Third party testing.
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Never heard of that in my entire life.
    Do you have a CDL-B or just a CDL-B Permit?
  8. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

    Mar 9, 2014
    In a van down by the River.
    They can't revoke your CDL. It is given by the state. Tell them to suck rope and move on.
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  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    The North
    If the license is in your hand, its yours. They can't touch it.
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  10. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    1) can a person be fired for "time theft"?

    YES. it is stealing money you did not earn, and this is an all too real fire-able offense. check it out by googling it.

    5 Ways Employees Steal Time At Work

    Employee time theft can certainly hurt your business by decreasing employee productivity and costing you money.

    2) can an employer take away your CDL?

    NO, you passed whatever requirements your state set forth to obtain that CDL, all your employer did was (maybe) pay for you to get it.

    the state is about the only entity that can take it away from you.

    so go tell that guy to "go pound sand"..
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