Got speeding tickets but MVR is clean?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by testruck, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. testruck

    testruck Bobtail Member

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    I got some speeding tickets several months ago but my MVR is clean when i look it up, i dont know how i should go about filling out the applications, should i say i have no violations or yes? i dont want to be dishonest, but i am not sure what to do in this situation.
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Some states are that slow in updating.

    Did you pay the fine yet? If you haven't paid, it's not a conviction yet so would not be on the MVR.

    To answer your question though is to list it. It will show up eventually and once it does you will need to not be showing as lying on your application.
     
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  4. testruck

    testruck Bobtail Member

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    Yes I paid them, as I did not realize that I should not have, they must not have updated the MVR yet. Looks like I will be going with Western Express.
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Some small, country towns don't share that information with the state, because it's just a money grab.
    If you pay the ticket, it goes away.
    How many tickets and how much over the speed limit?
    One time I received a speeding ticket in Rawlins, Wyoming and the police officer told me; "Drop your trailer at the truck stop, bob tail to the courthouse and pay the ticket, and it'll disappear."
    I took his advice and it never showed on my MVR.
     
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  6. testruck

    testruck Bobtail Member

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    one was 5 over, the other was 19 over, (yes small town, different state)
     
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    The 19 over is the problem. Small town, it may never show, but you never know.
    If Western Express will take you, then go for it. You'll get some road experience for your next job.
    Which state do you live in; maybe some more options.
     
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  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I once was ticketed while eastbound on I-10 in NM and on I-85 in North Carolina. BOTH never reached my DMV however I always reported them. However, both were on my DAC and I was asked about them during orientation. I HIGHLY recommend you ALWAYS answer those questions to the best of your knowledge as honestly as you can.

    One thing about having an open case during the hiring process. It is technically correct that you have no convictions if case has not been settled. Just beware of 391.25 and what this regulation requires. What I would do if I had not listed this as a violation from the start is to make sure you notify the carrier as soon as you can once it does settle. If the carrier safety dept finds that violation during that yearly review mandated by 391.25 you had better have a good reason if asked. I know of a case a year or two ago where a driver that was almost at the margin here failed to notify and got flagged during the yearly review. They fired that driver. In fact, I can list the names of seven drivers over the last 3 or 4 years I have direct knowledge of that got fired because of things discovered by that yearly review NOT listed on their original apps.

    I am sure @brian991219 has some comments on this. These driver records mandated by 391 are some of the first things the FMCSA asks to see during an audit. If these rules are not followed and the FMCSA finds sloppy and incomplete records they can and in most situations fine a carrier and give them so much time to fix. Bottom line? Don't play those gotcha games with the carrier during the hiring process.
     
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  9. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    I have found honesty is the best policy. Citations, especially moving violations tend to never disappear.

    Personally I have had a speeding ticket show up 7 years after the fact on my CDL, causing me to be put out of service and cited for operating with a suspended license. Even citations that were dismissed can come back around, had one dismissed in 2004 for improper NY HUT decal, well in 07 Inwas pulled in for a routine DOT inspection in Delaware and informed my CDL was suspended. Cost me $5,500 to fight that one and prove that NY had dismissed the HUT citation. This is why I caution to always keep copies of everything as you never know when it will be needed.
     
  10. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member

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    Similar situation with me in Louisiana. I wasn’t even speeding! Just a money grab. I was told pay it and it will never end up on mvr.
     
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  11. TripleSix

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    That’s why I got rid of TVC. I got pulled for speeding when I was running 5 under. Called TVC and they want to plead guilty. Called the courthouse myself and worked everything out.

    When I get approached by those TVC people, I warn them that I am their worst enemy.
     
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