Commercial Driver License (CDL) Disqualifications

Individuals who hold a commercial driver license (CDL) may have their CDL disqualified for a specified amount of time if they are convicted of certain offenses. A list of the most common types of convictions with the disqualification period is provided in the table below.

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NOTE: An individual may also be disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle if the CDL holder has been convicted of certain types of moving violations in their personal vehicle. For more information on those types of violations and other CDL rules, please visit Texas Transportation Code 522.081.

Conviction Disqualification Period
Alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident or commission of a felony At least one year
Alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident or commission of a felony while operating a commercial motor vehicle placarded for hazardous materials At least three years for first offense; lifetime for second offense
Two serious traffic offenses (i.e. excessive speeding, reckless driving, improper or erratic lane changes, following too closely, etc.) within three years 60 days
Three serious traffic offenses (i.e. excessive speeding, reckless driving, improper or erratic lane changes, following too closely, etc.) within three years 120 days
Railroad-highway grade crossing violations 60 days for first offense; 120 days for second offense within 3 years; at least 1 year for third offense within 3 years
Using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony Lifetime

NOTE: If you have already been through the administrative hearing process and the decision resulted in the suspension of your driver license, we may be able to appeal that decision for you. Please complete our Free CDL Ticket Case Review or give us a call toll free at (877) 308-0100.