Driver Selection & Qualification Standards

Minimum Age

At a minimum, the drivers should be at least 25 years of age.

Minimum Experience

Drivers should have at least 2 years of verifiable commercial driving experience in equipment similar to that which he/she will be operating. This experience should be immediately before employment. Exception: If an applicant has at least 5 years of verifiable experience, the 12 months before employment may include non-driving employment.

Work History

An applicant whose history shows steady employment makes a stable, dependable, and safe drivers. For this reason, we avoid hiring anyone who has had more than 2 jobs in the last year and more than 6 jobs in the last 3 years.

Medical Examination

We require that 65 years of age and older receive annual physical examinations. We realize that this exceeds DOT requirements, but the driver’s health can be of major importance in the safe operation of our fleet as well as any litigation, which may result from an accident.

MVR requirements

A driver’s MVR is an important snapshot of his driving history and is reviewed carefully. Each driver’s MVR is reviewed on an annual basis to assure driver’s stay within insurance guidelines for acceptable moving violations, accidents, and non-moving violations within the last 36 month period. Drivers that are placed on probation, will have an MVR review every quarter. The MVR will also be used to verify information on, both the application and the Certificate of Violations, as well as the Annual Review of Driving Record.

The maximum acceptable number of points may not exceed (3) within the last consecutive 36 month period.

Non-Moving Violations – non-moving violations such as equipment or seat belt violations, count (1) point every (3) occurrences within the last consecutive 36 month period. Mechanical or non-moving violations are of major importance as an excessive number of these violations might indicate a driver’s habitual disregard of traffic laws, safety regulations, and the mechanical condition of his or her equipment.

Any Driver within a conviction within the last 5 years for the following violation(s) in a Commercial Motor Vehicle or Private Passenger Vehicle is not eligible to operate under the BIA Group.

  • DUI or test refusal
  • Reckless Driving
  • Hit and run
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Passing a school bus
  • Racing
  • Any other felony

Other Resources

Personality tests, aptitude tests, criminal background checks, and credit checks are also the tools we occasionally use to aid in the selection process.

NOTE: All our hiring policies and procedures fall within the guidelines of state laws, ADA, EEOC, and regulations.

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