If you have been issued a commercial driving permit ticket in NY you’re instantly at risk of losing that permit. This also might mean that you won’t be able to get your permanent commercial driver’s license.

To negate that risk, it’s important to know how to properly manage a CMV. According to New York State, a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is “any vehicle designed to carry hazardous materials, 15 or more passengers, or that weighs more than 26,000 pounds.”

My Tickets NYC has an array of resources on commercial drivers license tickets and rules. So, let’s just jump into what you can do to avoid losing your commercial driver’s permit, otherwise known as your CLP. 

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Why You May Get Cited

A commercial driving permit ticket in NY can be issued while you are practicing your CMV driving. You must wait two weeks after obtaining your CLP to apply for your CDL road test. During that time, you may practice on the road with a properly licensed passenger.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier After Administration (FMCSA), “States may issue commercial learner’s permits for purposes of behind-the-wheel training on public highways as long as the learner’s permit holder is required to be accompanied by someone with a valid CDL appropriate for the class and type of vehicle being operated.”

On top of that, there are strict rules for managing a commercial motor vehicle. A few reasons why you may receive a ticket while driving a CMV are:

  • Following too closely (tailgating)
  • Speeding 15 mph or more above the posted speed limit
  • Improper lane changes
  • Operating a commercial vehicle without your CDP in your possession
  • Careless driving
  • Driving a rig without the proper endorsement

If you are caught violating any of these rules, a ticket is warranted. Another thing to keep in mind while in possession of your permit is that you “cannot operate a commercial motor vehicle transporting hazardous materials as defined in §383.5.”

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Repercussions of Commercial Driving Permit Ticket in NY

Depending on your past driving history, you may receive only a ticket, but you may lose your permit indefinitely if you have a large number of tickets, or if you failed to pay past tickets.

If you have received a ticket while operating a CMV with your permit, you must report it to your employer. The exact outcome of getting a ticket with your CLP will be contingent on your employer. Keep in mind that you could face a fine of $2,500 for violating CDL requirements and your employer can face even harsher consequences. They can accrue fines anywhere from $2,750 to $25,000.

Why You May Need a CDL Trucking Ticket Lawyer 

If you don’t want to risk losing your job or risk the ability to get your commercial driver’s license, you will want to talk to a lawyer. Our team of lawyers at My Tickets NYC has a very good track record of successfully defending these tickets.

If you have received a commercial driving permit ticket in NY, contact My Tickets NYC for a free consultation. You can call 917-426-2WIN (2946) or complete the e-mail form.

… and remember, when you hire My Tickets NYC: “We’ve got you covered!”

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