The following are DD&S’ general requirements for applicant-drivers to haul freight under its authority*. While the comprehensive FMCSA regulations set the industry standard in qualifying safe and capable drivers, DD&S has elected to strive for a higher standard as part of its continued commitment to safety.

As such, drivers should ideally meet the following requirements:


Specialized Heavy Haul:

  • Driver must have three (3) years of verifiable over-the-road experience.
  • Experience must include 12 months active driving, with similar equipment/trailer type to that which the applicant intends to pull.

Van & Legal Loads:

  • Driver must have a minimum of two (2) years verifiable over-the-road experience.

*The above minimum requirements are referred to as DD&S’ “general” requirements in qualifying and signing-on safe competent drivers pursuant to its continuing commitment to safety. However, DD&S recognizes that circumstances do exist where a driver may not meet the above stringent criteria and still be a good qualified applicant. These exceptional circumstances are many, and it will be the personal determination of the Safety Director whether such exceptional circumstances exist when an applicant does not strictly meet the above heightened criteria.

Questions? Contact DD&S Applications at 844-607-5366 Ext. 5 or