What can cause my commercial driver’s license to be suspended?

If you own a commercial drivers license or CDL, it may be suspended for 1 year (or 3 years if transporting hazardous material at the time) if you are convicted of:

  • operating a commercial or noncommercial motor vehicle while intoxicated in a public place
  • leaving the scene of an accident involving a motor vehicle driven by you;
  • using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony ;
  • causing the death of another person through negligent or criminal operation of a motor vehicle; or
  • operating a commercial motor vehicle with a suspended commercial drivers license.

Your commercial drivers license may also be suspended for 1 year if:

  • you refuse to submit to a breath or blood test to determine your alcohol concentration;
  • the results of your breath or blood test show an alcohol concentration of .04 or more, or a controlled substance or drug was present in your body, while operating a commercial motor vehicle in a public place; or
  • the results of your breath or blood test show an alcohol concentration of .08 or more, or a controlled substance or drug was present in your body, while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.

Your CDL may be suspended for life if:

  • you were convicted two or more times of one of the above-listed offenses in section 1, or a combination of those offenses, arising from two or more separate incidents;
  • you use a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony involving manufacturing or distributing controlled substances; or
  • you were convicted of any combination of two or more of the above-listed offenses in section 1 and section 2, arising from two or more separate incidents.