One day you may find yourself in the need of the expertise of a CDL Consultant. CDL Consultants are invaluable to truckers, trucking companies, and even CDL companies by providing compliance consultant services. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about CDL Consultants and how they may be able to help you.


  1. In all 50 states, CDL Consultants provide safety and compliance services to motor carriers and professional drivers. It is imperative that those in the trucking industry understand the rules and regulations. However, if something were to occur truckers should understand all options that exist to manage and mitigate any violations that may occur that will cause bad ratings and high scores. Factors such as these can decrease any profitability and therefore increase the cost of doing business.


CDL Consultants work with attorneys in all of the 50 states to represent commercial drivers, and these attorneys specialize in traffic law. The attorneys can help with defending issues such as moving violations (speeding, failure to yield, no seat belt, etc.), non-moving violations (expired tags, lack of insurance, etc.), vehicle inspection problem (exhaust issue, bulb out, etc.), DOT violations (safety-sensitive function), and accusation of DUI or DWI.  In around 90% of cases it results in seeing the violation dismissed or at least amended to a lessor violation, which will have less of an effect on the driver’s CDL.


  1. The CDL consultant guides the driver throughout the entire process from start to finish.

If the lawyer has been successful and therefore has been an amendment to any of the charges, the consultant will file a DataQ (RDR) with the FMCSA to ensure that any changes have been reflected on the driver’s PSP and the motor carrier’s SAFER profile.


  1. If your insurance rates have increased, have been denied an upgrade request, are being denied loads, received a notice of claim, or have a conditional or unsatisfactory rating this can be problematic. CDL Consultants have working relationships with the DOT in all 50 states and the FMCSA Regional Service Centers. By putting a safety management plan or corrective action plan in place, and proving that your company has taken the proper actions the CDL Consultant can request that your rating be upgraded.


If you are a truck driver and have an issue with a moving violation, non-moving violation, vehicle inspection failure, DOT violation, DUI/DWI, etc. speaking with a CDL Consultant would be a good idea as they have years of experience dealing with these issues and can help guide you through the process.