Driver Requirements

Please review the following requirements.  Only applications that meet or exceed the Minimum Driver Requirements will be accepted.

Department of Transportation Minimum Requirements*

  • 21 years of age
  • Can Sufficiently Speak the English Language
  • Can safely operate the type of equipment he/she will be assigned to drive
  • Is physically qualified
  • Has a valid license to operate a commercial motor vehicle
  • Is not disqualified to drive
  • Has a road test certificate or equivalent (as defined in Section 391.33, usually a CDL)

Freight Match, Inc. Additional Minimum Standards

Experience –  A minimum of 1 year of recent¹ experience driving the type of equipment that the driver will be assigned to operate.

Accidents – No DOT defined accidents in the past three years in which the driver was convicted for a moving violation in connection with the crash or charged with responsibility for the crash – in any type of motor vehicle.

Violations –  No more than 3 moving violations in any type of motor vehicle in the past three years.

No convictions for any of the following offenses (in any type of vehicle) in the past 7 years. These violations include:

No convictions for any of the following offenses (in any type of vehicle) in the past 7 years. These violations include:

  1. No convictions for any of the following offenses (in any type of vehicle) in the past 7 years. These violations include:
  2. Driving under the influence of a controlled substance
  3. Leaving the scene of an accident
  4. More than 1 (one) excessive speeding (15 mph or more above the posted speed limit)
  5. Reckless driving
  6. A moving violation in connection with a fatal accident
  7. Vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide
  8. Eluding a police officer
  9. Operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license

¹ Recent is generally defined as within the past 24 months.

* Applies to all drivers operating commercial motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating or actual weight of 10,001 or more (whichever is greater).

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