Driver Hiring Guidelines

Class A Driver
A minimum age of 23 years of age or older. All city tractor-trailer drivers must have two years of verifiable driving experience or a minimum of one-year verifiable driving experience and a diploma from an accredited driving school that PCT approves.

A preferred age of 25 years or older for Road drivers. All Road Drivers must have 2 years of verifiable over-the-road driving experience (approximate 100,000 miles) or 12 months verifiable over-the-road driving experience and possess a diploma from an accredited driver training school that PCT approves.

All drivers must meet the following Guidelines
All Drivers must pass an PCT driving test administered by an approved PCT Trainer or PCT Personnel.

All drivers must possess only one valid driver’s license issued by the resident state of that driver. Drivers who have recently transferred from another state must produce a copy of the former license or provide CDL information for verification from that state. Drivers will need to provide information on all previous held licenses for the past 36-month period.

No record of a driving license suspension or revocation for more than 30 days, covering the 36-month period prior to the order date of a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). A suspension for failure to pay and or failure to appear will be considered provided that there was no conviction for driving while suspended during this time period.

No record of citation or conviction for the violations listed below during the 60-month period prior to the order date of a MVR.

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Violation of an “open container” or similar statute.
  • Refusal to take a test provided for by an implied consent law.
  • Reckless homicide or involuntary manslaughter.
  • Operating while under suspension or revocation (Except as Listed Above).
  • Leaving the scene of an accident or hit and run.
  • Speed exhibitions, contests, or drag racing.
  • Conviction for excessive speeding Use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony.
  • Assault with a motor vehicle.
  • Reckless driving, careless endangerment, or road rage.
  • Operating a motor vehicle without permission of the owner.
  • Fleeing or eluding a police officer.

**Excessive Speeding 15mph or greater on interstate highways whether or not acknowledged by the citation issuing state

VIOLATIONS
No past pattern or record of citations or convictions for more than two (2) motor vehicle violations, (excluding those listed above in items a. through m.), during the 36-month period prior to the order date of the Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) or more than two (2) citations or convictions in the past 12-month period. Moving Violations 2/36, 2/12

ACCIDENTS
No past pattern or record of involvement in more than two at-fault traffic accidents while operating a motor vehicle during the 36-month period prior to the order date of the Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). Accident 2/36

VIOLATIONS/ACCIDENT
No past pattern or record of involvement in more than two (2) at-fault traffic accidents and no more than two motor vehicle violation during the 36-month period prior to the order date of the MVR. Accident-Violation 2

VIOLATION/ACCIDENT
No past pattern or record of involvement in more than one at-fault traffic accident and no more than one motor vehicle violations during the 36-month period prior to the order date of the MVR. Accident-Violation 1/1 =2

TOTAL DRIVER PERFORMANCE HISTORY
No record of involvement in more than one(1) at-fault accidents and more than one(1) motor vehicle violations in any vehicle during a 36-month period. Accident-Violation 1/1 = 2

HIRING CRITERIA CONTINUED
Each driver’s history will be reviewed at the time of hire, during the annual review, at the time of a vehicle accident or violation regardless of the above guidelines. Repeated or habitual offenders, driving at excessive speeds as defined above, may be considered below acceptable limits.

Must consent to a ten-year check on work history and a criminal history check. Any gap of 30 days or more must be indicated and explained. You may be asked to provide documentation. Discrepancies may prevent your application from being processed and the job offer withdrawn.

Must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and maintain a valid MEC card from an PCT approved facility. Must consent to a pre-employment drug screen.

PCT must receive a negative result from the MRO. PCT must receive a negative controlled substance and alcohol result from prior employer(s) for past three-year period. No prior evidence of past controlled substance use can be shown.

There must be no instance of refusal to submit to an Alcohol or Controlled Substance test within the past three-year period including a pre-employment test.

PCT must receive a past three-year driving history from previous employers.

Applications must be completed and signed by the applicant.

Must demonstrate stable work history, good work ethic, dependability, and a positive, supportive and cooperative attitude.
You will be an at-will employee throughout your employment with PCT. Nothing in these guidelines, your application or in the employee handbook guarantees employment for any period of time or is intended to be a contract of employment.

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