There are very strict rules under Illinois law governing a commercial driver’s license. If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you have to be careful. There are certain offenses that will cause the Secretary of State to disqualify you. These charges may look like any other traffic ticket. You may have a traffic court date like you would on any other offense. However, the consequences are far more serious than an ordinary moving violation.
The following offenses will result in an automatic cancellation (revocation) of your CDL:
- 625 ILCS 5/6-501. Violation of commercial driver’s license (eg, having more than one license – Class A misdemeanor).
- 625 ILCS 5/6-507(a). Driving with an invalid CDL (operating a commercial motor vehicle without a valid CDL).
- 625 ILCS 5/6-101. Operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license or permit.
- 625 ILCS 5/6-104(a). Violation of license classification, first or second division.
- 625 ILCS 5/6-104(b). Violation of license classification, transportation of persons for hire.
- 625 ILCS 5/6-104(c). Violation of license classification, transportation of property for hire.
- 625 ILCS 5/6-104(d). Violation of a school bus driver’s permit.
- 625 ILCS 5/6-104(e). Driving a religious bus without a proper license.
- 625 ILCS 5/6-104(f). Transportation of elderly without a permit.
- 625 ILCS 5/6-105. Violation of an instructor’s permit.
- 625 ILCS 5/6-113(e). Violation of driver’s license restriction (restricted driver’s permit).
If you have been ticketed for any of the above offenses and you have a CDL, your CDL could be revoked.