Got a question for all the L.E.O.'s here.
A question came up yesterday in an annual safety meeting,most of us are required to have a class A CDL and the topic of BAC for a CDL holder is the question.
We were told that the BAC for a person with a class A CDL is .04 and that doesn't matter if the person is driving for a company or in their private car.
I have heard this argued at work several times and never get a good answer,anybody have the real info?
We went through the exact same discusiion where I work. It's true that the .04 limit applies when driving a non CDL vehicle but it would only affect your CDL.
Been awhile since I got my CDL and Im not really a drinker but that sounds correct from what I remember from my class
a & b
section "a" puts .04 for commercial vehicle operation
section "b" states non-commercial vehicle operation rules apply per part "a"
im not l.e.o. , but still maintain my class "a" cdl....drove commercially for 20+ years....still keep license for fire service, tho not required......
Been quite a while since I delt with the 321 code of the State of Iowa.....but I would say that Jan (above) is correct. I know there is some traffic gods on here and perhaps they can answer better than I can Fish.
For a Class A CDL holder it is .04 in your personal vehicle, and Zero tolerance in a commercial vehicle. I'm a driving instructor for a very large trucking company and have the privilege to work with the DOT quite a bit. This is one of the first questions that my students bring up. Apparently most Truck drivers new a ice cold one or twelve at the end of a long day!
no alcohol 4 hours prior to your driving shift.
worked for a company that had an alcoholic mechanic. he got pulled over by a diesel cop in ankeny and was busted for d.u.i. he was still hammered from the previous nights binge. company ended up installing an ignition interlock on his service truck.
on my previous post i did a search on the state website...could not find that info a second time yesterday. on code-of-federal regulation website i only found where states had to adopt a policy on d.u.i., but i couldnt find anything specific regarding p.o.v.'s.........
.04 in the CMV, .08 in your car. Huge difference.
Both will get you disqualified.
.04 in your car is not an OWI just because you have a CDL.
Even if the law changed no officer is going to drag in anyone at .04, unless they are in a CMV.