What convictions prevent getting CDL?

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  1. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Saw this question on another website and there was a lot of dis agreement and no one was able to post any links to govts sites that show what traffic or criminal convictions PREVENT you from being able to get a CDL

    there is plenty of info available regarding what offenses get your CDL suspended or revoked . But zero information about what prevents you from being eligible to obtain one .
     
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  3. BM 58

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    If you haven’t just broke out of prison or murdered someone in the last 6 months Western Express will probably hire you.
     
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  5. ZVar

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    That's only if you currently hold a CDL. For someone getting a new CDL the requirements are different. On the federal level I don't believe there is a restriction. I've also not found any on the state level, but I admit that I haven't done a ton of looking.
    That said, there is a difference in getting a CDL and getting a job.
     
  6. Blu_Ogre

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    It varies state to state.....

    Washington State's suspension/disqualification page
    https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/cdlsuspensions.html

    The concern beyond CDL suspension/disqualification is employability, which is related to Insurance policy requirements. One of the thresholds for being employed by a company is their insurance must agree to cover the driver under a policy. No policy = no drive.
     
  7. wis bang

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    Laws only tell you what you cannot do.

    The posted TX disqualifications are for CDL holding individuals.

    I don't think I've ever seen anything preventing a state from issuing a CDL to tested, qualified people.

    If the state issued you driving privileges' you should be good.
     
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    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    That’s the issue

    every state lists the offenses that get your current CDL suspended or revoked

    I haven’t found a single one that lists the offenses that PREVENT you from getting one .

    i just suggested to te guy that he apply for
    A CDL and see what happens .

    said his offenses were all
    More than ten years old .
     
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  10. ZVar

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    Again, that's only for CDL holders, not for getting a new CDL. Like the Texas post, it mirrors the federal regulation for suspension.
     
  11. Terlingua

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    I'm pretty sure they did not do a criminal background check to get my CLP or CDL, but I wonder if they check MVR to see if you have any of the disqualifying traffic offenses.
     
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