Driver Requirements

BASIC

  • Have a valid Class A CDL 

  • Provide Social Security card or other personal identification

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Commit no falsification and/or omissions on any part of the application

  • Provide a verifiable employment record for the past three years

  • Provide evidence of any truck driving experience for the past 10 years (including phone numbers with area codes, for those employers)

  • Have US citizenship, permanent US residency, or be an Alien with Authorization for employment granted by the US immigration and Naturalization Service

  • Meet FMCSA regulations for driving a tractor-trailer

  • Obtain hazmat endorsement within six months of hire

  • Complete Covenant Transport Orientation

  • Pass a mandatory drug screen; have no record of a positive drug test with any previous employer within the last 10 years.

  • Pass a valid DOT/ Covenant Transport physical

  • Pass Covenant Transport’s Physical Aptitude Test

  • Have no lifting or physical restrictions

  • Have the ability to perform the essential functions of a Covenant Transport driver with or without reasonable accommodation.

DRIVING RECORD

  • No more than two (2) preventable accidents in a motor vehicle in the last 3 years. 

  • Critical accidents require additional scrutiny.

    • Rollover, Run off road, Loss of control, and Rear end accidents (Commercial Motor Vehicle only) between 12 months and 36 months will be reviewed by safety. None are allowed in the last 12 months.

    • Jackknife, Failure to yield to a traffic control device, U-turn, and Lane change accidents (Commercial Motor Vehicle only) in the last 36 months will be reviewed by safety.

  • 2 NON critical accidents in a CMV in the last 12 months will be reviewed by safety

  • All topped truck/trailer accident in the last 36 months will be reviewed by safety

  • Serious violations in a Commercial Motor Vehicle (defined in the FMCSR 383.5):

    • None in the last 12 months

    • One in the last 3 years

  • No more than one moving violation within the last 12 months

  • No more than 3 moving violations within the last 3 years

  • All reckless and careless citation convictions between 1 to 5 years will be reviewed by safety. None are allowed in the last 12 months.

  • No record of driving while suspended in the last three years (Suspension for moving violations only. If verification is required, driver must provide.)

  • No speeding citations of 15 mph or above in the last 12 months

  • No license suspensions in the last 12 months; no more than one in last three years (Suspension for moving violations only. If verification is required, driver must provide.)

  • DUI or drug/alcohol-related incidents in a motor vehicle:

    • None will be allowed in the last four years

    • One in the last 10 years; 2 in a lifetime

    • Zero in a CMV.

CRIMINAL

  • Felony convictions within the last 5 years will generally be considered disqualifying (However, exceptions are possible for certain debt-related offenses (bounced checks, child support, etc.) and certain non-violent domestic-related issues.)

  • All felonies over 5 years will be reviewed

  • All misdemeanor convictions within 5 years will be reviewed

  • Applicants with an active parole or warrant for arrest will be

    subject to further investigation

  • Probation with permission from Probation Officer is reviewable

  • Patterns of behavior exhibited by criminal convictions and other sources will be of significance

 

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