Losing a CDL would be a nightmare for a lot of people who make their living in the trucking and transportation industries. Without that license, professional truck drivers cannot work. Fortunately, complete revocation of a CDL is really only done in cases of severe misconduct, where allowing that individual to keep driving trucks would endanger the public. If you are accused of a serious CDL violation that puts your license at risk, you will want to work with an experienced attorney to give you the best odds of keeping your license when all is said and done.
Which Violations Could I Lose My CDL Over?
Minor violations and even minor accidents are unlikely to cost you your CDL, unless they happen quite frequently. More severe violations that create a risk to public safety, however, could get your CDL taken away. Serious violations punishable by CDL revocation include:
Driving intoxicated - Large trucks create a much higher level of danger than smaller vehicles do when they are driven by an impaired person. A first incident will typically result in a suspension of about a year, but a repeat incident is likely to lead to revocation....