Top Reasons Why You May Lose Your Commercial Driving License

Posted on: 11 July 2019

You'll have to work harder to obtain a commercial driving license. Once you have obtained the license, the last thing you want to do is perform an action that will cause you to lose it. However, there are some actions that may lead to your commercial driving license being legally revoked. 

Drunk Driving

Driving while intoxicated is one of the most common reasons that a commercial driving license is revoked. While drunk driving is not allowed for any motorist, you may face more severe consequences, if you drive while drunk or under the influence of drugs. If you are found driving under the influence of alcohol, your driving license will be suspended, for a period of time.

Leaving the Site of an Accident

If you have been involved in an accident and leave the scene of the accident while operating a commercial vehicle, you may lose your commercial driving license. Also, if you commit a felony in general, you're more likely to lose a commercial driving license. 

Unsafe Driving

Driving recklessly or disobeying the law with how you operate a commercial motor vehicle will likely lead to your driving license being suspended. For example, if you perform an improper lane change, this is much more likely to lead to a traffic violation, if you're operating a commercial motor vehicle. These vehicles are much larger and more likely to hurt motorists.

Causing a Death

When someone dies as a result of you operating a motor vehicle, you're much more likely to have your commercial driving license revoked. The purpose of revoking driving licenses is to prevent a potential death as a result of unsafe driving. If someone has already passed away, it would have to be entirely not your fault to avoid losing a license. You may also face a lawsuits and criminal charges.

​A Court Ordered Revocation of Your Commercial License

In some cases, there might be a court-ordered revoking of a license for any number of crimes. When this occurs, it's important to pay attention to the opinion of the court and work to change it, so that you may show that it's safe to have you on the road. 

If you have lost a commercial driving license, it's essential that you take whatever steps are necessary to have it reinstated. An employer cannot allow a driver to operate any kind of vehicle, when they have a suspended commercial driving license.