Did you know?
- Your state has to adhere to its own commercial driver’s licensing laws and commercial motor vehicle regulations based on federal regulations.
- Federal highway funds for your state are tied to the adherence of these laws; however, most traffic judges are unaware of all the nuances regarding your state’s CDL/CMV laws.
- In 2011, 3,852 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes on our nation’s highways, resulting in 4,018 fatalities.
- A pickup truck pulling a back hoe is considered a commercial vehicle requiring a CDL license if the gross combination weight or gross combination weight rating of both units exceeds 26,000 lbs. and the towed unit exceeds 10,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight or gross vehicle weight rating.
- School buses, church buses, motor coaches and transit buses that are designed to carry 16 persons are considered commercial vehicles requiring the drivers to have CDL licenses.
- Judges handling traffic cases have a legal responsibility to report “convictions” of traffic violations within 10 days of conviction. What constitutes a “conviction” under federal regulations?
- Federal law prohibits the “masking” of CDL violations. Don’t know what “masking” is? This webcast will tell you! The NJC’s state-specific webcast will provide you with guidance on handling these technical and troublesome cases.
Ruling on Your State’s Commercial Driver’s Licensing Masking Cases Webcasts: Masking, CDL Disqualification, Ethics & Other Judicial Conundrums
During 2014, The National Judicial College (NJC) presented a general overview of Commercial Driver’s Licensing (CDL) Laws and Enforcement issues for your state. If you were unable to participate in your state-specific webcast (Part I), you may find the recorded webcast in the section below under the 2014 State-Specific CDL Webcasts heading. We recommend that you view that webcast before participating in this series of webcasts (Part II). In Part II, the NJC will address masking issues in a variety of hypothetical situations, trying to answer specific questions that traffic adjudicators raised during the 2014 webcasts.
After this webcast, you will be able to:
- Identify “masking” situations
- Apply federal and state laws to avoid “masking”
- Respond appropriately to ethical and other judicial quandaries
Please join us for your state’s live webcast. To register for your state-specific webcast, click on your state below. If the NJC has already presented your state’s webcast, you may watch a recording by clicking on your state and registering as instructed.
|District of Columbia||North Carolina|
|Kentucky||Tennessee (Presented Live at Tennessee Judges Conference/No recording available)|
2014 State-Specific CDL Webcasts
Click on your state below to view the appropriate recorded webcast.