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CDL disqualifications: Driving a commercial vehicle while under an out-of-service order

How long will my license be disqualified?

  • First violation: 180 days
  • Second violation: 2 years (3 years if the incident occurred while you were transporting hazardous materials or transporting 16 or more passengers, including the driver.)
  • Third violation: 3 years

How do I re-qualify?

  • Pay a $35 re-qualification fee.
  • If disqualified for 1 year or longer, pass the Commercial Driver License (CDL) knowledge and driving tests.
  • For a hazardous materials endorsement, pass a separate knowledge test. (We also may require you to show us a letter from the Transportation Security Administration stating you passed their background check.)

Can I appeal the disqualification?

You may request an administrative review.

Related laws

RCW 46.25.090(6): Disqualification — Grounds for, period of — Records.

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