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In the current CSA environment, you, as a commercial driver MUST contest all moving, non-moving, and DOT violations. Accrued points will severely curtail your employability. Let the nation's most experienced CDL Defense Law Firm protect your earning power.


The Driver Benefits of this Plan Include:

  • Most affordable plan on the market today
  • Deal direct with America's most experienced CDL Defense Law Firm
  • Over 350,000 cases defended
  • Covered 24/7, in any vehicle you drive
  • Not a referral/insurance agency, that might use a lawyer unfamiliar with CDL issues
  • No limit on attorney hours – start-to-finish
  • Members pay only $100 for any moving, non-moving, or DOT violation
  • $250 for simple accident (no loss of life or limb)
  • Other legal matters (drugs, alcohol, firearms, smuggling, etc.) covered at 1/3 normal agreed-in-advance legal fees
  • FREE DATAQ CHALLENGE included with plan

For commercial drivers, CDL Traffic Violations can negatively impact your good driving record and may mean the difference between a good paying job and unemployment. Any points on your driving record can affect your CSA score and, in some cases, lead to a CDL Suspension. If you’ve been a commercial driver for any length of time, you’re aware that your responsibilities on the road are greater than those enforced on the driver of the average passenger vehicle – and, therefore, the penalties for traffic violations are larger.

Although penalties vary from state to state, the following information will give you a general understanding of the most common traffic violations among truck drivers and how they can affect your record and CSA score. If you are not currently a licensed commercial driver and are interested in becoming one, you can find the general CDL Requirements here.

What Can Happen Without Drivers Legal Plan®?

Serious CDL Violations Include:

  • Speeding 15 MPH or Over
  • Reckless Driving
  • Improper Lane Change
  • Following Too Closely
  • Any Accident Involving a Fatality
  • Railroad Crossing
  • No CDL in Possession
  • Texting OR Using a hand held mobile telephone while operating a CMV


All Personal Vehicle Convictions Count Against CDL

In a 3 Year Period:

  • 2 Convictions = 60 Day Suspension
  • 3rd Conviction = 120 Day Suspension
  • 6 Months Total Suspension - $$$$$$

Q: Does a professional truck driver really need a legal plan?

A: Absolutely yes, more than any group of citizens in the country today. Only CDL drivers lose their ability to make a living over a couple of CDL tickets. Truck drivers are targeted by enforcement agencies and held to a completely different standard than other drivers. Now that all POV violations count against a driver's MVR, the accessible services of an experienced transportation attorney are an absolute must for a career driver.



Drivers Legal Plan® was designed by truckers in 1991 to make the highest quality legal representation affordable to the common driver. It is a true National Law Firm, completely dedicated to CDL defense, whose incredible experience and success actually put the odds back in the driver's favor.


The Cost is so Small; The Protection is so Vital:

If a driver needs legal representation to help save his job and protect his ability to make a living, he can now afford the best. This program is available to drivers on a credit card or bank draft basis for only $13.50 per month. The driver may also choose to enroll in the Plan for 6 months or one year by pre-paying $80 or $150, respectively. Team drivers require separate plans. That is only 43 cents a day to protect your driving career.

Can truck drivers be sued for causing an accident?

Yes, truck drivers can be held legally responsible and sued if they are found to be at fault for causing an accident. Liability might stem from negligent behaviors, such as distracted driving, fatigue, driving under the influence, or violations of safety regulations. Additionally, it's not uncommon for the trucking company employing the driver or the owner of the truck to be named in the lawsuit, especially if poor maintenance, inadequate training, or pressure to violate hours-of-service regulations contributed to the accident.

Does OSHA have jurisdiction over truck drivers?

While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for ensuring safe and healthful working conditions, its jurisdiction over truck drivers is limited. The primary regulatory body for the trucking industry in the U.S. is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which oversees safety regulations and standards for commercial motor vehicles. However, OSHA might have jurisdiction in situations related to the general working conditions of truck drivers, such as exposure to hazardous materials or safety issues at a loading dock.

Why are CDL rules so strict?

CDL rules are stringent because of the inherent risks associated with operating large and potentially hazardous vehicles on public roads. Commercial vehicles, like semi-trucks, can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and have the potential to cause significant damage and loss of life in the event of an accident. Strict regulations help ensure that CDL holders possess the necessary skills, knowledge, and professionalism to operate these vehicles safely. Furthermore, the rules aim to protect not only the drivers themselves but also other road users, pedestrians, and the surrounding environment.

Truck Accident Attorneys & Lawyers for Truckers who know the trucking industry

Call Drivers Legal Plan® for any truck accident! We are an experienced team of lawyers that truckers can depend on to protect their CDL.

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