Help, DUI, lost my CDL, any way to get it back sooner?

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by reginald.johnson62, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. reginald.johnson62

    reginald.johnson62 Bobtail Member

    Apr 24, 2019
    I got a dui 2 years ago and I had cdl. My cdl was suspended for 3 years because I was carrying hazmat. I have one more year left. Is there anything I can do to get them back sooner. Or any programs for that? I live in Nashville TN.. Thanks
  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Nope. Suspended means suspended. They are serious about this. Hazmat makes it even worse.

    Once your year is up and you are able to get back out there, make sure that you have nothing around you in your life that can make another DUI, you can run the risk of losing that license for a very long time.
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  3. reginald.johnson62

    reginald.johnson62 Bobtail Member

    Apr 24, 2019
  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    Early? I hate to say it guy but after getting a dui while operating a truck you may not find any company to take a chance on you. I heard some companies will after 5 years but that's after getting one in a car. . Time will tell. Good luck with that.
  5. asphaltcowboy4x4

    asphaltcowboy4x4 Medium Load Member

    Dec 22, 2018
    I know transam will hire you after 2 years on duis however your actual cdl? There is nothing you can do to get it back you need to do the time if you do the crime my friend. Drinking and driving while you have a cdl tho? Man that’s pretty stupid. I got a dui in my younger years but I didn’t have a cdl you got me messed up if I’d risk it now no freeking way. Bad decision now you gotta wait
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  6. LondRanger

    LondRanger Heavy Load Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    Only way is to get back I. Front of the judge.

    Some states or even some judges will reduce it if you plea your case.

    On that note. You shouldn’t even be drinking at all if you plan on driving the same day or next.
  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I don't think any judges can rescind federal laws. Only local laws.

    Kind of falls in lines with masking and no safety classes for reduction.

    We're basically screwed and stuck with any tickets we get.

    I didn't know if we got one in our car. It's 1 year cdl suspension.

    Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Operators and the Law
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  8. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    You probably should consider staying with your current employment.
  9. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    Judge doesn't have anything to do with it. FMCSA says dui in a commercial vehicle disqualifys you for one year. Except like in his case a dui when hauling hazmat, mandatory three years.
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  10. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Doing a regen
    If you’re in Nashville, you might consider a country music career.

    I was driving my truck drunk
    But thought it was just a buzz
    I was weaving back and forth
    And got stopped by the fuzz

    He gave me sobriety tests
    And i guess I must have failed
    Now they’re impounding my load of explosives
    And I’m headed off to jail


    Oh won’t somebody hire me
    Now that I’m a much drier me
    I now believe in sobriety
    Oh won’t somebody hire me

    @snowman_w900 @Humblepie care to add a verse?
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
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