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North Carolina, like most states, enforces stricter driving standards for commercial vehicle drivers than regular drivers. Violations will result in higher penalties and more severe consequences, including possible job loss and suspension or removal of your license. Many employers have a zero-tolerance policy for commercial drivers who are convicted of a violation. Additionally, if you are convicted of any violation in your personal vehicle that results in the suspension of your license, you will also have your CDL suspended.
CDL drivers who commit moving violations in North Carolina will be penalized with points on their record. When too many points accumulate, it can result in the loss of your license. Even minor offenses in a commercial vehicle can result in more points than would normally be given in a personal vehicle. An example of the number of points commercial drivers will receive for some of the most common violations include: