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    srytrucker is offline Rookie
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    Default how mant points gets cdl suspensions?

    Hi anybody knows how many points on cdl gets a suspension and for how long? thx

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    It depends on the state and the violation.

    Some violations upon conviction that are considered serious or major will result in suspension of your CDL regardless of how many points you have. There is no longer any distinction between getting a violation in your car or in a big truck for CDL holders.

    For minor moving violations it depends on your state, and sometimes the state you are convicted in, as to how many points you can rack up before being suspended. And yes you can have your driving privledges suspended in one state and not in another.

    Serious traffic violation means conviction of any of the following offenses when operating a CMV, except weight, defect and parking violations:

    (a) Excessive speeding, involving any single offense for any speed of 15 miles per hour or more above the posted speed limit;

    (b) Reckless driving, as defined by State or local law or regulation, including but not limited to offenses of driving a CMV in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property;

    (c) Improper or erratic traffic lane changes;

    (d) Following the vehicle ahead too closely;

    (e) A violation, arising in connection with a fatal accident, of State or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control;

    (f) Driving a CMV without obtaining a CDL;

    (g) Driving a CMV without a CDL in the driver's possession. Any individual who provides proof to the enforcement authority that issued the citation, by the date the individual must appear in court or pay any fine for such a violation, that the individual held a valid CDL on the date the citation was issued, shall not be guilty of this offense; or

    (h) Driving a CMV without the proper class of CDL and/or endorsements for the specific vehicle group being operated or for the passengers or type of cargo being transported.
    2 convictions of the above in a 3 year period is a minimum of a 60 day suspension. 3 in 3 years is a minimum of 120 days suspension.

    Major offenses will result in a suspension of anywhere from 1 year to lifetime.

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    Default CDL License Suspension for Speeding

    There is no longer any distinction between getting a violation in your car or in a big truck for CDL holders.
    This depends on your home state. Some states only apply the suspension if the speeding tickets were received in a CMV while some states do not differentiate. Even if the state makes a difference, most insurance companies do not. If you have one serious speeding ticket on your record you have a problem with your company and with their insurance carrier.

    As a CDL driver you are no longer eligible for traffic school or for a deferment (PFJ or PBJ). This means it is much harder to keep a ticket off your record for personal insurance rate increases. As a general rule if the ticket is for 10+ over the limit it is worth fighting even if you have to pay an attorney. If you already have one ticket on your record, you need to fight any traffic ticket.

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    Default Re: CDL License Suspension for Speeding

    Quote Originally Posted by lwpat
    There is no longer any distinction between getting a violation in your car or in a big truck for CDL holders.
    This depends on your home state. Some states only apply the suspension if the speeding tickets were received in a CMV while some states do not differentiate. Even if the state makes a difference, most insurance companies do not. If you have one serious speeding ticket on your record you have a problem with your company and with their insurance carrier.

    As a CDL driver you are no longer eligible for traffic school or for a deferment (PFJ or PBJ). This means it is much harder to keep a ticket off your record for personal insurance rate increases. As a general rule if the ticket is for 10+ over the limit it is worth fighting even if you have to pay an attorney. If you already have one ticket on your record, you need to fight any traffic ticket.

    In the state of washington, we don't use the point system, amd insurance companies can only go back 3 years, but major tickets and accidents can go on your record for 10 yrs....you can get deferments here for speeding, only once in 7 yrs tho...
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