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Comprehensive Legal Protection for Commercial Drivers

If you’re a commercial driver, a clean driving record is essential to your ability to earn a living. For only $32.95 per month, LegalShield’s Commercial Drivers Legal Plan (CDLP) covers you and your spouse for a variety of legal issues critical to maintaining your career. All services are delivered by a legal department that has focused on commercial driver legal issues for over 30 years.

Affordable Legal Services to Keep Your Driving Record Clean

A clean driving record is critical to your ability to earn a living. If you are an employee of a trucking company, your employer's insurance coverage is focused mostly on protecting their business, not you as an individual. Whether you work for a trucking company or you are an independent contractor with your own rig, your driving record is your responsibility.

Driving safely is Plan A. Having a LegalShield membership to help keep your record clean is Plan B.

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Moving Violations

Commercial drivers know how important it is to maintain a driving record free of points and violations. The most popular part of the CDLP is the moving violations defense benefit.

As a LegalShield member, you will have access to local attorneys that will represent you in court should you or your spouse be cited for a non-criminal moving violation. Plan benefits cover moving violations in any licensed commercial or personal motor vehicle. Also, there are no upfront or surprise attorney fees for this robust representation benefit.

If you’ve never had the help of an attorney when dealing with traffic tickets and moving violations, you may be surprised at the success they can have compared to handling the situation yourself.

Keep points low and your record clean with a CDLP from LegalShield.

DOT and Non-Moving Violations

Our CDLP provides robust defense services for the following Department of Transportation and non-moving violations.

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  • No Medical Card
  • No Motor Carrier Authority
  • Load Spillage
  • Radar Detector
  • Hazardous Material
  • Expired Inspection Sticker
  • Equipment Violations
  • No Placard
  • No Insurance
  • Permit Violations

Join LegalShield today and rest easy knowing that if you are cited for any of the non-moving violations listed above, all you have to do is click to call in our app and an experienced, local attorney will defend you at hearings and court proceedings. This legal defense benefit is fully covered by your membership and there are no additional attorney fees.

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Licensing and Loss of Driving Privileges

If you’re not licensed to drive, you can’t earn a living. While serious, most licensing issues can be resolved rather quickly when you’re working with an experienced attorney. Our members get a generous 2.5 hours of attorney time to help with the following licensing situations.

  • When legal assistance is needed to reinstate or maintain your driver’s license due to job-related matters.
  • When legal assistance is needed to reinstate or maintain your driver's license due to medical reasons.
  • When your driver’s license is denied, cancelled, suspended or revoked by the Department of Public Safety or the Department of Motor Vehicles and a right to appeal is provided by statute.

Pre-existing conditions are not covered. Get a membership today, before it’s too late to protect your driving privileges.

Tragic Accidents

If they’ve not been in one, most commercial drivers have at least thought about getting into a serious accident involving other vehicles. If you or your spouse is charged with a criminal act because of a traffic accident, a CDLP attorney will defend you in court. This important plan benefit covers the following charges, whether they stem from an accident in a work or personal motor vehicle.

  • Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Negligent Homicide

We hope you never have to use this part of your plan. But, if you do, you’ll be glad you made the smart move to proactively protect yourself.

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Additional Benefits

Beyond the benefits described above, your Commercial Drivers Legal Plan is packed with other valuable features and services.

Property Damage
Your CDLP attorney will help you or your spouse collect property damage claims up to $2,000 resulting from driving, riding in, or being struck by any motor vehicle or boat, including minor damage to your car or truck. This benefit includes up to 2.5 hours of attorney time, not including the filing of a lawsuit.

Personal Injury
In the event that you or your spouse are injured while driving, riding in or are struck by any motor vehicle or boat, you get up to 2.5 hours of attorney time (excluding filing a lawsuit), per claim, to help you collect personal injury damages up to $2,000.

25% Discount on Other Transportation Related Legal Matters
When you need legal help with other transportation-related matters that go beyond the core plan benefits, you can hire your LegalShield assigned attorney for 25% off their standard hourly rates. No matter the legal situation, you’re covered at a significant savings.

Member Perks
All LegalShield plans come with access to Member Perks. Because we have over 4.5 million members, we’ve been able to negotiate great discounts from hundreds of popular brands. It’s not uncommon for members to save more money each month on products and services they already use than the cost of their legal plan.

How it Works

Get support in three easy steps. It’s that simple.

Become A Member

Sign up for Launch by LegalShield, and then head to to set up your account.

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Download LegalShield App

Download our app, it's like having an attorney in your pocket. Our customer service agents are available 24/7 to help guide you.

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Get Legal Help

From the app you can choose to call your law firm, submit a traffic ticket, start your Will or other documents, request emergency legal help, and more. It’s that easy.

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