Recent grad who just got a speeding ticket

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by xRaymond, May 17, 2019.

  1. xRaymond

    xRaymond Bobtail Member

    Dec 25, 2018
    Hey all, first off.. I'll begin by saying yes, it was stupid and not worth it and I am an idiot.

    Now, I just got a ticket for doing 68 in a 55 zone. In my defense, it was in a desert area, no houses or cities around. Not like I was being a wreck less idiot in a busy area. However with my luck I passed by a CHP officer and if you're from California they are known for being very strict. Also with my luck, he was in a bad mood I guess. He also wrote me up because I forgot my driver license at home, again my fault I forgot to put it back in my wallet after making a copy of it for a job application. This one was a fix it ticket though. (Again, strict aholes.) and they'll drop it as soon as I swing by their office and show them the license.

    Now, my question being.. how will this affect me for getting hired with a trucking company? I don't have court until August, and I already have job offers with a few companies including a local one here in the high desert. Will this be on my record right away if they pull up my MVR? Should I stay quiet about it until after court?

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  2. Omega1

    Omega1 Heavy Load Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    Xray, you effed up big time. We have all been tempted by the open desert roads and letting it roll, but you crossed the line. The CHP loves drivers like you because it's easy money. It is not the end of your career, but it #### sure will effect the amount of money you can make. Why? Why did you not have your license on you ...Why are you busting the speed limit to hell? Why are you driving like an idiot? You are obviously new and need to learn to protect your licence like it's a piece of gold....or get out of the business. Don't try to be a super trucker right out of the gate unless you have big deep pockets to pay the fines. Good Luck Driver.
  3. baha

    baha Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    Call Roadlaw that is the lawyers OOIDA use when their members get a ticket, 888-276-8000 is the main num. They will give you a local lawyer to go to court with you and try to reduce your speeding tic. the other can be a bad one if they dont wipe it away when you bring your CDL in, wait till you talk to lawyer before you go near the bear den?
  4. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Alright, settle down, it's not like you killed 4 people in a fiery crash ( too soon?) I think you'll be ok, just the next time, any infraction, could be the end,,,for a while. As punishment, you may have to drive a truck with a 238 Detroit,,:biggrin_25523:
  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    carolina cargo will hire you.
  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

    Jun 13, 2011
  7. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    You can drive CA all day long at 4.9mph over the posted limit with no problems. FedEx runs 62 mph in posted truck 55 pmh zones. The signs don't say 55 unless you're bored.
  8. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

    Some companies actually require you to have a speeding ticket to show you are willing to get it delivered no matter what on Elogs.
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  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    13 over the limit isn't that bad. You'll be ok.
    Leaving your license at home isn't a moving violation, so that's to your advantage.
    Still, call Roadlaw that's recommended in Post #3
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  10. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

    Dec 30, 2017
    Coal Town
    I'd rather wipe someones ### for a living than work for them...
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