(1)  Each person who drives a commercial motor vehicle who has a CDL issued by this state and who is convicted of violating, in any type of motor vehicle, a state or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic, other than a parking violation, in this or any other state or jurisdiction, shall notify both the division and his current employer of the conviction within 30 days of the date of conviction.

Terms Used In Utah Code 53-3-416

  • CDL: means a license:
(a) issued substantially in accordance with the requirements of Title XII, Pub. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Commercial motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles designed or used to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:
    (i) has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds or a lesser rating as determined by federal regulation;
    (ii) is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or
    (iii) is transporting hazardous materials and is required to be placarded in accordance with 49 C. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Conviction: means any of the following:
    (a) an unvacated adjudication of guilt or a determination that a person has violated or failed to comply with the law in a court of original jurisdiction or an administrative proceeding;
    (b) an unvacated forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to secure a person's appearance in court;
    (c) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere accepted by the court;
    (d) the payment of a fine or court costs; or
    (e) violation of a condition of release without bail, regardless of whether the penalty is rebated, suspended, or probated. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Division: means the Driver License Division of the department created in Section 53-3-103. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Drive: means :
    (a) to operate or be in physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway; and
    (b) in Subsections 53-3-414(1) through (3), Subsection 53-3-414(5), and Sections 53-3-417 and 53-3-418, the operation or physical control of a motor vehicle at any place within the state. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • driver: includes any person who is required to hold a CDL under Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, or federal law. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Employer: means any individual or person including the United States, a state, or a political subdivision of a state, who owns or leases a commercial motor vehicle, or assigns an individual to drive a commercial motor vehicle. See Utah Code 53-3-402
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Motor vehicle: means the same as that term is defined in Section 41-1a-102. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Person: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, any province or territory of Canada, or Mexico. See Utah Code 53-3-402
  • Vehicle: means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • (2)  A driver shall notify his current employer before the end of the business day following the day he receives notice that:

    (a)  his CDL is suspended, revoked, or canceled by any state;

    (b)  he loses the privilege to drive a commercial motor vehicle in any state or other jurisdiction for any period; or

    (c)  he is disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle for any period.

    (3)  A person who applies to be a commercial motor vehicle driver shall at the time of application provide to the employer the following information for the 10 years prior to the date of application:

    (a)  a list of the names and addresses of the applicant’s previous employers for which the applicant was a driver of a commercial motor vehicle as any part of his employment;

    (b)  the dates between which the applicant drove for each employer listed under Subsection (3)(a); and

    (c)  the reason the applicant’s employment with each employer listed was terminated.


    (a)  An applicant shall certify that all information provided under this section is true and complete to the best of his knowledge.

    (b)  An employer receiving information under this section may require that an applicant provide additional information.

    Amended by Chapter 324, 2010 General Session