CDL / Non-CDL Information
Select Truckers Plus takes extreme measures to ensure that all of our CDL and Non-CDL truck drivers are carefully pre-screened and have the necessary license, experience, and background to meet our minimum requirements. Since we have such a wide variety of clients in need of varying skill-sets and levels of truck driving experience, we accept Class A and B-CDL drivers as well as Non-CDL drivers pending the following:
- Class A and B drivers must have a minimum of 1 year
- Minimum age - 23 years
- Must have current DOT physical
- Must have a minimum of 6 months for vehicles in excess of 10,000 GVW
- Minimum age - 21 year
Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986
The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 was legally implemented on October 27, 1986. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the intent of the Act is to improve highway safety by ensuring that drivers of large trucks and buses are qualified to operate those vehicles and to remove unsafe and unqualified drivers from the highways. Though the Act retained the State's right to issue a driver's license, it also established minimum national standards which States must meet when licensing commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Prior to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act, and the establishment of the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Program, there were minimum requirements for driving larger vehicles, trucks, and buses. Furthermore, regulations varied from state to state. In several states, for example, anyone licensed to drive an automobile could also legally drive a large commercial vehicle (including tractor trailers and buses). In most cases, "licensed" drivers did not have the necessary training, experience, or skills to drive commercial vehicles. This lack of training resulted in numerous injuries, accidents, and even deaths that could have otherwise been prevented. Due to public awareness and the inevitable need for change and strict improvements, the Commercial Motor Vehicle of 1986 legislation passed and became law.
Serious About Safety
At Select Truckers Plus, we're serious about safety
We verify that every truck driver's license is current and valid. Through our in-depth screening process, we also conduct background investigations that include past employment evaluations, criminal conviction records, and lifetime Motor Vehicle Records (MVR). All of our truck drivers must pass pre-employment drug tests in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) and must be enrolled in Select Truckers Plus' Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program.
Classes of License
The Federal standard requires States to issue a CDL to drivers according to the following license classifications:
Class A - Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class B - Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
Class C - Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.
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Whether you are a licensed driver or a company in need of truck driver assistance, Select Truckers Plus has a pool of qualified CDL and non-CDL candidates ready for dispatch as well as a variety of truck jobs nationwide. Select Truckers Plus is your one stop for all your truck jobs!
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