A traffic violation can affect a trucker’s career

Jun 13, 2021 | traffic violations for commercial driver's license holders

One mistake has the potential to negatively affect a truck driver’s career long-term. In Ohio, a traffic violation can result in the suspension or revocation of a commercial driver’s license. This directly affects the driver’s career, future job opportunities, reputation, financial interests and much more. After a traffic violation, it is worthwhile to know how to fight back and protect the trucker’s CDL. 

Potential costs 

A traffic violation can result in expensive fines and penalties, but it could be grounds for termination for a trucker. It can be difficult to keep a CDL after a violation of traffic laws, but an experienced attorney can help. It is important for a trucker to fight to keep his or her driving record clean and future job opportunities intact. 

One of the most common types of traffic violations is speeding, but it is not the only one that may result in excessive fines and penalties. Weight violations, intoxicated operation of a vehicle and non-moving violations can also affect a CDL. In some cases, a traffic violation in one’s personal vehicle can result in issues with a CDL as well. 

Experience is crucial 

Protecting a CDL and a professional driving career against traffic violations requires experience and knowledge of Ohio law. If a trucker is facing the possibility of losing his or her professional license as a result of any type of moving or non-moving violations, he or she has options. With help, it is possible to fight back and protect a CDL from a possible suspension or revocation.