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Experienced Drivers

  • Current Class A, Commercial Driver’s License Required
  • 3 months of driving experience operating a Class A tractor within the last 12 months. Winter driving experience is preferred.

Age Requirements

  • Be at least 22 years old

Employment History – 3 years verified

  • Verifiable and stable work history – not to exceed 8 jobs in 3 years
  • Evaluation of termination history including the number of terminations and the reason for termination
  • Work experience matches the job they are applying for including but not limited to:
    • Backing with a 53’ trailer
    • Interaction with customers
    • Dispatch or communication via a mobile in-cab device

Motor Vehicle Record – 3 years verified

  • No Failure to Appear on Motor Vehicle Record (unless cleared by legal verification)
  • No more than 3 moving citations within the last 3 years
    • No reckless, negligent or careless citations in the last 3 years
    • No over 15+ speeding citation in the last 3 years
    • No driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs citations or charges in the last 7 years
  • Accidents within the past 3 years are subject to review of the facts to determine preventability/fault:
    • Preventable Major Accidents ($10,000 or more; rear-end, roll over, or other serious DOT recordable accident); None within the past 3 years unless approved by the VP Safety
    • Preventable Accidents ($9,999 to $1,000); No more than 1 preventable accident in the past 12 months or more than 2 in the last 3 years unless approved by the VP Safety
    • Preventable Minor Accidents ($999 to $0, animal hits); No more than 3 in the past 12 months unless approved by the VP of Safety
  • Verification of employment and CSA safety history within the last 3 years

Physical Requirements

  • Must meet D.O.T. requirements as verified by passing a D.O.T. physical from a D.O.T. registered physician designated by Interstate
  • Be able to perform the essential physical requirements of the job as detailed on the job description with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must have a current D.O.T. medical card and be registered in their home state if required
  • Drug Testing Requirements: Must successfully complete and pass pre-employment urine and hair follicle tests
  • No failures of a random drug test or refusal to test within the last 3 years

Criminal Background Check – 7 years verified

  • A felony conviction will not necessarily bar from employment. Interstate reviews individuals who have received a conditional offer of employment with record of the following convictions or active cases:
      • Any Felony Sex Crime within 7 years from conviction date
      • Any Aggravated Crime where a weapon was used within 7 years from the conviction date
      • Any Theft, Burglaries or other crimes of property, excepting convictions related to insufficient check funds, within 7 years from the conviction date
      • Motor-vehicle related alcohol or drug offenses within 7 years from the date of conviction, violation or citation
      • Driving license suspensions or serious motor vehicle offenses within 3 years from the date of application
  • Applicants who are on probation may be required to provide documentation of their ability to travel interstate, if a job requirement

What to Expect

  • When you are hired, you can expect to attend a three day orientation. Orientation locations include: Tacoma, WA, Fontana, CA, Dallas, TX and Lebanon, TN. The days will start bright and early and will include the following:
  • Continental breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch provided at the terminal
  • Your own hotel room
  • $225 orientation pay
  • DOT Physical
  • Road test
  • Backing test
  • Urine and hair follicle drug screens
  • Meet your Fleet Manager face to face

Documents Needed for Orientation

  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License
  • Second form of identification (Passport or Social Security Card/Birth Certificate)
  • Current DOT medical card registered with your state
  • Voided check/deposit slip for payroll or routing numbers from your account
  • What to pack
  • Clothing and supplies for approximately 1 week.
  • Bedding for the truck. Sleeping bag and pillow are normal choices.
  • Interstate does require safety footwear which is work shoes or boots that are oil and slip resistant, preferably with ankle support.

Call 1-800-374-8348 or Get Started Below.