Commercial trucking and interstate shipping make up the backbone of our economy. Unfortunately, all those trucks rolling from state to state are an easy target for police as they look to write revenue generating truck enforcement tickets.
Truck Enforcement Tickets can take several forms. The most common way to get one is when officers wait at or near state borders and conduct seemingly random safety checks. Police know that every state is different, and each state has differing regulations, on top of the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. As a truck crisscrosses the country, It is nearly impossible for a truck to be in compliance with each state’s regulations without also being in conflict with another one of the regulations issued by another state which the driver may need to cross. As a result, states like Pennsylvania, and even the City of Philadelphia have special truck enforcement ticket divisions who only specialize in stopping out of state trucks and issuing revenue generating tickets.
Any knowledgeable CDL ticket attorney will give you this simple advice. When it comes to CDL drivers with traffic violations – you cannot afford to pay for your ticket. Your commercial drivers’ license took a lot of time and effort. More importantly, it is not just your license – it is your livelihood. Which is why you need to speak with an experienced Philadelphia traffic attorney as soon as possible if you have received a traffic ticket. When it comes to violations against commercially licensed truck drivers, it is a serious business. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. we know that these violations are not just about a fine, but can potentially result in a loss of your job.
Will This Kind of Citation Affect My CDL or Employment?
It depends on what type of citation you were given. Although, some citations generated by truck enforcement units will not affect your CDL, most of these citations are very expensive. You should consult an attorney if you receive any citation involving truck regulations, since there’s a high probability your CDL or employment can be affected.
Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today for a free consultation if you’ve received one of these tickets. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have decades of experience dealing with these types of cases, and can assist you in downgrading these charges, reducing the fines, or beating them altogether. In some instances, you may not have to appear, and we can appear on your behalf.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.