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How could a truck driver lose a CDL license?

On Behalf of | Nov 9, 2021 | Commercial Driver's Licenses, Traffic Violations |

Consumers and retailers rely heavily on truck drivers delivering goods to their various destinations. Truck drivers might feel pressure to reach an end point on time, so they commit moving violations to speed the journey up. Unfortunately, consequences may result when the Georgia state police pull a truck over and issue a citation. Truck drivers who violate the law might see their commercial driver’s license facing a revocation.

Revoking a truck driver’s license

A tractor-trailer or another oversized truck could inflict massive damage in an accident. When a driver continues to act recklessly on the road, license suspensions or revocations may result. A truck driver who continually receives citations for moving violations will discover points add up. They may reach a level where losing a CDL driver’s license becomes a possibility.

Moving violations, such as speeding, are dangerous enough. Other behaviors, including intoxicated or reckless driving, might be even riskier. If an accident results from outrageous behavior on the road, a truck driver could end up in serious trouble.

Other factors that might put a CDL at risk

Traffic violations are not the only reasons why a truck driver’s CDL license could face revocation. Violating federal or state laws regarding mandatory breaks comes with potential sanctions.

When a truck driver spends too much time on the road, fatigue might prove unavoidable. A tired driver faces increased chances of an accident, so violating mandatory breaks is a serious issue.

Although a truck driver may face the threat of license revocation or suspension, that doesn’t mean he or she can’t fight back in court. Claims that a driver committed a moving violation or did not take a mandatory break could be false. Proving the truth in court may lead to a conclusion in the driver’s favor.