DRIVER QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES

GENERAL APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 22 years or older

  • Read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public; understand safety signs and signals and respond to official inquiries and make entries on reports/records

  • Must have a valid CDL license

  • Licensed in state of residence (or within 30 days of transfer to another state)

  • Cannot currently hold an "Occupational" or "Restricted" license or work permit

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Must sign a release for Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP); PSP content will be used in the hiring evaluation process

  • Passes training/orientation requirements, including a road test

DRIVING HISTORY

  • Ruan must be able to obtain a driving record from each state where applicant held a motor vehicle license in the past three years

  • Must have one year of verifiable tractor-trailer experience within the last three years. Applicants with 10 years of driving experience but do not have the one year of driving experience in the last three years will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. ICC applicants who have more than six months but less than one year of driving experience will be considered on an individual basis

  • PSP data will be evaluated for employment

TICKETS/MOVING VIOLATIONS

Timeframes determined from violation date, not conviction date.

  • No more than three moving violations within the past three years

- Pending citations need to be reviewed

- This includes citations for texting/cell phone use

  • No more than one conviction of any of the following within the past three years:

- Reckless driving

- Careless driving or causing an accident

- Speeding in excess of 15 MPH of posted speed limit

  • No conviction of any of the following within the past three years in a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV):

- Reckless driving

- Careless driving or causing an accident

- Speeding in excess of 15 MPH of posted speed limit

  • No convictions for operating a motor vehicle without permission of the owner or fleeing or eluding a police officer

  • None of the following violations or warnings in the past three years:

- Speed exhibition, contest or drag race

- Driving a CMV without proper endorsements for cargo

- Driving a CMV without obtaining a CDL or physical

- Texting while driving a CMV

SUSPENSIONS

  • License suspensions/revocations/disqualifications

- Zero within three years

- One within five years

- Two in the last seven years

  • Exceptions: unpaid tickets, proof of financial responsibility, child support, failure to appear in court or medical reasons. However, a pattern of behavior showing repeated suspensions will be reviewed and may be disqualifying

  • Other applicable state laws may limit consideration of offenses contained herein

ACCIDENTS

  • No more than one DOT recordable, preventable (at-fault) accident in the last three years

  • All injury, fatality, rear-end, rollover or lane change DOT recordable accidents will be reviewed by the Ruan safety team and may be disqualifying

  • No preventable trailer disconnect on roadway (even if no accident) in the last three years

DRUG/ALCOHOL-RELATED OFFENSES

Zero within past seven years:

  • Drug/alcohol offense in a motor vehicle

  • Refusal to take the test required by implied consent or similar law

  • Positive DOT or non-DOT drug or alcohol tests of refusals to test within the past seven years

REHIRES

  • Must meet all new hire qualifications

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Work history for the past three years must be supplied by the applicant

  • All driving positions within the past 10 years must be listed

  • All work history must be written on the application

  • Inconsistencies in work history or incomplete applications will be reviewed and may disqualify the applicant for employment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass a DOT physical from a Ruan-approved medical examiner and receive a DOT medical examiner's certificate that is valid for no less than six months from date of exam

CRIMINAL HISTORY

  • Employment-related felony convictions and pending charges will be reviewed on an individual basis

  • Frequent or severe misdemeanor convictions will be evaluated and reviewed by the employer and may result in disqualifications

  • Less than "honorable" discharges from the military will be evaluated and reviewed

  • Other applicable federal, state or municipal laws may apply and limit consideration of offenses contained herein