Requirements

You’ve got the Spirit. Do you have the Experience?

Bennett isn’t the place for your first driving job. While not always the case, we are often an owner operator’s third carrier and that’s a good thing. Whether you cut your teeth as a company driver elsewhere or you have your own authority, Bennett is your home for the rest of your career. Check out our qualifications and requirements.

Driver Qualifications

  • Must be 23 years of age
  • Verifiable Class A experience/1 year in the last 3 years
  • Able to pass federal DOT Physical and Drug Screen
  • No alcohol related offenses in the past 5 years
  • No more than one moving violation in the past 12 months. No more than two in the last 36 months.
  • No DOT preventable recordable accidents within the past 12 months
  • No history of reckless or careless driving in the past 36 months
  • Satisfactory work history (all terminations reviewed for safety related issues)

Flatbed/Open Deck

  • 6 monthss flatbed/open deck verifiable experience in the past 24 months*

*If you have 6 months open deck experience more than 2 years ago and less than 10 years ago, you can qualify for open deck by attending a local securement awareness program during orientation

Equipment Requirements

Tractor:

  • Must be ELD compatible

Flatbed/Stepdeck Division:

  • Headache rack on tractor
  • Minimum of (10) 5/16" grade 70 chains
  • Minimum of (10) 5/16" grade 70 binders

    OR

  • Minimum of (10) 3/8" grade 70 chains
  • Minimum of (10) 3/8" grade 70 binders
  • OR A BLEND of 5/16" and 3/8" grade 70
  • Minimum of (10) straps (4")
  • Minimum of (10) winches
  • Tarps Optional but recommend 6 or 8 foot drop tarps for 48 foot trailer
  • Center pin on 7 way plug continuously powered (no switch)

Heavy Haul Division:

  • Cab mounted Headache Rack on tractor
  • Minimum of (10) 1/2” Grade 70 Chains/Binders
  • OR A BLEND OF: (5) 1/2” & (5) 3/8” Grade 70 Chains/Binders
  • Tarps are optional (Recommend full set for 48ft trailer with 8ft drops)
  • Minimum of (10) straps (4")
  • Minimum of (10) winches
  • Working strobe light (1)
  • Center pin on 7 way plug continuously powered (no switch)
  • Wide Load Signs (2)
  • Flags (Maximum)

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