Corrupt test-takers paid $2,000 to $2,500 for the easy road to getting licensed to operate school buses, big rigs and heavy equipment. Guards in on the plot allowed wannabe license-holders to leave testing rooms and have surrogate test-takers look up exam answers. Big trucks require their operators to have commercial driver's licenses.
Some New York wannabe drivers paid up to $2,500 to cheat their way into the big rigs.
A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a driver's license required in the United States to operate any type of vehicle which has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lb (11,793 kg) or more for commercial use, or transports quantities of hazardous materials that require warning placards under Department of Transportation regulations, or that is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver. This includes (but is not limited to) tow trucks, tractor trailers, and buses.
The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 was signed into law on October 27, 1986. The primary intent of the Act was to improve highway safety by ensuring that truck drivers and drivers of tractor trailers and buses are qualified to drive Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs), and to remove drivers that are unsafe and unqualified from the highways. The Act continued to give states the right to issue CDLs, but the federal government established minimum requirements that must be met when issuing a CDL.
When you apply for an original NYS Commercial Driver License (Class A, B or C) or a renewal, you must certify that:
· You did not hold a driver license in any state or in the District of Columbia except NYS in the last 10 years, or you must report every US state (or the District of Columbia) where you held a driver license in the last 10 years.
· You meet, or you do not meet, the requirements of the Federal regulations in 49 CFR Part 391, which include a requirement for a medical examination. See the information about CDL medical certification requirements.
Katz Lawyers defends Commercial Drivers charged with traffic tickets and DWI. We encourage people to fight every traffic ticket and make arrangements in advance that guarantee a safe and sober ride home. Keep your CDL clear and stay on the road.
Katz Lawyers can be reached at (212)747-0606 or (718) 876-8105 - 24/7/365 With offices in Staten Island and Manhattan, they are available for arraignments in every Court and County. All major credit cards accepted.