Commercial Driver’s License or CDL holders are expected to keep higher standards than non-commercial drivers. They are set to be in a higher state of mindset with regards to their skills, experience, and knowledge while driving. Bigger privileges come with bigger responsibilities. You should make sure of your own safety when driving so as the people you share the road with. Taking accountability of how we drive is definitely a reminder to every driver, both commercial and non-commercial vehicle drivers.   


Commercial Driver’s License Program


Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) requires a higher level of knowledge, experience, skills, and physical abilities than that required to drive a non-commercial vehicle. … Additionally CDL holders are held to a higher standard when operating any type of motor vehicle on public roads. Serious traffic violations committed by a CDL holder can affect their ability… 

Driving a commercial motor vehicle is a big responsibility. It requires special skills and knowledge. Most drivers must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) through their home State…


Commercial Driver License (CDL) suspensions


When can a CDL be suspended, revoked, or disqualified? If your Washington driver license is suspended, revoked, canceled, or surrendered for any reason. or For the following violations: …

Can I get a restricted driver license while my CDL is suspended? You can’t get an Occupational/Restricted License (ORL) to drive a commercial motor vehicle. However, you may apply for one to operate a non-commercial motor vehicle. …



Traffic Ticket and DUI Penalties for Commercial Drivers


As the holder of a commercial drivers license (CDL), you’re held to a higher standard when behind the wheel – kind of a the -bigger-the-vehicle-the-bigger-the-responsibilies type mindset. …

If convicted of any of the above violations, you are required, by law, to notify your employer. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your ticket and what’s at stake, you may want to consider hiring a traffic attorney who specializes in CDL affairs. …


Your CDL plays an important role in your job and getting CDL violations does not only mean a possibility of losing your commercial driver’s license, but you might end up losing your paychecks – your job, your source of living.


City of Hamilton loses driver testing, licensing rights


The city has lost permission to do its own truck driver testing and licence renewal… All operators of big commercial vehicles — including cities — must have a valid provincial registration that depends on a safety rating based on collisions and convictions. …

Technically, the province can suspend or revoke an operator’s ability to put trucks on the road once its overall safety violation rate nears 100 per cent. Hamilton’s violation rate had inched up to almost 91 per cent as of this week — higher than all but a fraction of other commercial truck operators in the province. …



Trucks safety inspection Thursday


Lt. Dan Doggett is with the State Patrol’s Carrier Enforcement Division and says they checked 99 trucks and found a number of violations ranging from bad brakes, no working tail lights, turn signals, … He says they issued more than 260 citations and took 21 trucks out of service completely. …


When you are convicted of any traffic violation you might be paying the same fine as those non-commercial drivers, but serious violations may bring greater impact to your CDL’s records. Encourage yourself to drive not just safely, but wisely. Never put your CDL at risk to avoid literal damages to you and your family.

If you happened to be convicted to any violations that may affect your CDL, calling and setting an appointment to Traffic Ticket Office Attorneys who are well experienced in handling any CDL issues will be your best option. Call 305-LAW-FIRM or contact our traffic lawyers.