Suspension of your CDL can be a costly consequence of violating driving laws or committing a serious offense as outlined by the FMCSA. A suspension will not only cost you money, but time off work and, in some cases, a lifetime disqualification from driving commercially.
If you are facing suspension, it is critical that you enlist professional help as quickly as possible. Having a qualified law professional on your side who understands the regulations in each state and is experienced in helping truckers through the process can greatly affect the outcome in your case and the future of your employment.
Violations that can lead to suspension include:
- Drug-related offenses
- Hit-and-run accidents
- DUI/DWI convictions
- Refusing or failing a BAC test
- Out-of-service order violations
- Felonies or negligent homicide involving a vehicle
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless driving
- Following too closely
- Erratic lane changes
- Driving without proper endorsements
- Railroad crossing violations
It’s important to note that violations you commit in your personal vehicle can lead to suspension of your CDL, and your personal vehicle driving privileges can also be suspended for offenses committed while driving your commercial vehicle. Contact us today and let us help you understand your rights and what you need to do if you are facing suspension. We are here for truckers and our goal is to help you keep your job and protect your driving record.