Friday, March 15, 2013

Driver Requirements

At Foremost Transport, we want our drivers to succeed. In order to be a successful driver, there are certain policies and regulations we adhere to.
Our drivers deserve and expect the best!

All drivers are required to:

  • Be properly licensed to drive commercially "for hire." If you have a valid CDL license, your license is good for all divisions. If you do not and want to drive single-pull towables, then the type of license required is determined by the state your license is issued from. In some states, your regular driver's license will suffice, but several have special endorsements or licenses that are required to drive for hire. Most of these special license requirements are inexpensive and simple to get. Below is a list of states that have known special licensing requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure you are properly licensed by your state.
    • Alaska - Chauffer License
    • Georgia - Chauffer License
    • Illinois - Class C License
    • Indiana - Chauffer License
    • Iowa - Chauffer License
    • Lousiana - Chauffer License
    • Maryland - Chauffer License
    • Michigan - Chauffer License
    • Mississippi - Chauffer License
    • Missouri - Class E License
    • Nebraska - Chauffer License
    • Nevada - J-Endorsement
    • New York - Class E License
    • North Carolina - Class C License
    • Tennessee - F-Endorsement
    • Washington - Chauffer License
    • West Virginia - Chauffer License
  • Have  valid D.O.T. physical with both long form and card.
  • Pass a D.O.T. mandated drug screen
  • Be at least 23 years of age
  • Have a satisfactory work history
  • Have no DUI, OWI, DWI, or other conviction involving drugs or alcohol in a motor vehicle in the past 10 years.
  • Have no more than two moving violations in the past three years
  • Have no more than two accidents or incidents (regardless of fault) in the past three years.
You can apply to be a Foremost Subcontractor at our online application.
If pen and paper is more your style, download and print a Foremost application that you can email, mail, or fax to us here.
Still have questions? Ask it in the comments section below this post, have a look at our truck requirements, or call one of our great recruiters at 1-866-764-1601.


  1. What is requirment to use your trucks? Is it rent or lease? Or just use them as company truck?

  2. We do have some company trucks. They rent, not lease, and it is a temporary arrangement. Although the end rate per mile is somewhat lower, the company instead of the driver is responsible for costs like maintenance, tires, and registration. This is a great way for a driver who is considering becoming an owner operator to test the industry and see if this type of work is a good fit for him or her. If you want more details on this exciting program, please call our recruiting team at 1-866-764-1601 today!