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Owner Operators Requirements

Requirements

To be a driver for Quality Carriers or an Independent Affiliate Partner, drivers MUST:

  1. Be at least 22 years of age

  2. Be able to read, write, and communicate in English. (French if in French speaking Terminal)

  3. Be authorized to work in the United States (Canada if Canadian Driver)

  4. Have at least one (1) year experience (six months with same carrier) under a D.O.T. certified carrier with articulating vehicles in the last three (3) years. Or, have one (1) year Tanker experience (six months with the same carrier) with articulating vehicles in the last ten (10) years.

  5. Relative experience that falls outside of window described above will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

  6. Have no alcohol or drug related convictions in the last seven (7) years. Have no more than two (2) convictions in the last 25 years.

  7. Have never tested positive for drugs or alcohol under DOT guidelines.

  8. Have no more than 7 jobs in the last 3 years.

  9. Have no more than 3 moving violations or preventable accidents within the last 3 years.
  10. No speeding tickets in any motor vehicle at or above 78 mph or 15 mph over the posted speed limit in the last 12 months.

  11. Must be able to pass a D.O.T. physical examination, Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), Drug Test, and be in physical condition to perform all essential functions required by driver’s job description.

  12. Have no disqualifying offenses per the TSA which prohibit you from holding a hazardous materials endorsement or any felony convictions which are substantially related to driving a CMV with HM lading.

  13. Applicants must have Tanker and Hazardous Materials Endorsement, and must be willing to obtain TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credentials) Card.

  14. Pass a mandatory 25-mile QC Road Test.

  15. Be clean-shaven at all times and able to wear a full/half face respirator.

All QC Owner Operators

Requirements

Tank and Hazardous Materials

(HAZMAT) Endorsements

TWIC Card

Mandatory for ALL drivers based in the U.S.; Optional for drivers based in Canada (See your terminal manager for more information)

FAST Card

Preferred for ALL drivers based in Canada (See your terminal manager for more information)

Tractor Weight
0 lbs
(with full fuel)

13’2” or less

TRACTOR HEIGHT

(midroof)
Pump and Compressor
0 %
(financing program)

Tank and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Endorsements

TWIC Card

Mandatory for ALL drivers based in the U.S.; Optional for drivers based in Canada (See your terminal manager for more information)

FAST Card

Preferred for ALL drivers based in Canada (See your terminal manager for more information)

Remember

maintaining these requirements help ensure your success, as well as ours. Find out more about how to become an Owner Operator for Quality Carriers or to inquire about locations and services. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about working with us.

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