Texas CDL downgraded

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  1. Jasmit7793

    Jasmit7793 Bobtail Member

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    Texas downgraded my CDL to class C after I moved to South Carolina and surrendered my Texas license and got a South Carolina CDL . I am trying to get a part time job with a company , they run my mvr and it shows no driving experience in Texas . Texas says they can't fix it to show I had a CDL in there state because my physical card expired after I had my SC CDL . So I only show 2 years driving in SC and company needs 5 years . Been driving for 25 years . Any ideas on how to fix this .
     
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  3. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    Do you have any old tax returns documents W-2s, paystubs etc?
     
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  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

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    Notarized letters from previous employers maybe? 25 years as a CDL holders must have quite a paper trail behind it. Ask the recruiter from the new company how they would like you to document your experience. I'm sure you aren't the first one to walk through their door with this dilemma. Good luck!
     
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  5. DirtyBob

    DirtyBob Road Train Member

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    PSP reports would show inspections for the last three years and accidents for 5 years.

    Your former employers are generally where a company verifies you have driven a truck for someone else when you said you did. Your MVR really has nothing to do with that. I don't know if keeping copies of your old logs would help. If you owned your own company and are having this problem when going somewhere else I'd assume proof you were part of a drug consortium would be enough.
     
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  6. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Old tax returns should do the trick because it shows the company if you kept any of them. Also company needs 5 years? Why? They must have a horrible safety record unless its a government job. My insurance company told me that if I wanted to hire a driver they must have 2 years experience.
     
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    snowwy Road Train Member

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    My mvr shows the date I obtained my cdl.

    Does texas not do that?

    On another note. You should be able to get a lifetime mvr. That might help. Maybe.
     
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  8. Roguefox

    Roguefox Light Load Member

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    Something similiar happened to me. Request an abstract report of your Texas license, it will show you possessed a CDL.
     
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  9. Jasmit7793

    Jasmit7793 Bobtail Member

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    I do , I will try and get them together
     
  10. Jasmit7793

    Jasmit7793 Bobtail Member

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    I will ask and see , I drive for FedEx Freight the last 7 years and they told me that it has to be on my mvr . Crazy
     
  11. Jasmit7793

    Jasmit7793 Bobtail Member

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    The abstract only shows my license as a class C
     
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