What to expect

When you are hired on as a driver with Interstate, you can expect to attend a two day orientation. Orientation locations include: Tacoma, WA Fontana, CA, and Lebanon, TN. The days will start bright and early at 6:30 a.m. and will include the following:

  • Continental breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch provided at the terminal
  • Your own hotel room
  • $150 orientation pay
  • Road test
  • Physical capacity test
  • Urine and hair follicle drug screens
  • Meet your Fleet Manager face to face

Documents needed for orientation

  • Valid Commercial Drivers License
  • Second form of identification
  • Current DOT medical card
  • Voided check for payroll or routing numbers from your account
  • Valid US Passport if you are eligible to transport freight in/out of Canada

What to pack

  • Clothing for approximately a week.  Part of orientation is conducted outside so be prepared to dress for inclement weather
  • 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.