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Commercial Driver Licenses

Your commercial driving privileges may be suspended or revoked, even if you were not driving a commercial motor vehicle at the time of offense. The more common types of revocations are highlighted below.


Mandatory Disqualifying Offenses:


Regardless of whether a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is driven, mandatory disqualifying offenses include, but are not limited to:


  • Submitting to a chemical test of .08 or greater (.04 or greater for a commercial motor vehicle)

  • Refusing to take a chemical test

  • Conviction of DWAI/DUI

  • Leaving the scene of an accident

  • The commission of a felony using a motor vehicle

  • Negligently causing the death of another person while driving a CMV


A first offense is a 1 year loss of your CDL privileges, and a second is a lifetime disqualification.


Serious Offenses:


Serious traffic violations which occur in a commercial motor vehicle include but are not limited to:


  • 15 MPH over the speed limit

  • Reckless driving

  • Improper lane change

  • Following too closely

  • Driving a CMV without a CDL

  • Any traffic violation committed wehre a fatality was involved


If a CDL holder is convicted of two of the above offenses over a three year period, a first offense is a 60 day revocation, and a second offense is a 120 day revocation.


By law, there is no probationary driver’s license or early reinstatement permitted for commercial driving privileges, nor are there any driving privileges that can be granted by the Hearings Division.


While under suspension, you may not drive until your license is reinstated. 


You may request a hearing, however, the only issue is whether the convictions were correctly reported by the court to the DMV.


For further information on reinstatement, click here.


Legal authority: 49 C.F.R. 383.51



*Disclaimer: This summary was prepared by the Department of Revenue Hearings Division and should be used as a reference only. Interested parties should refer to the full text of the law and seek legal counsel before drawing conclusions.