Our reputation rides with every Classic Transport driver. That’s why we maintain such high standards for professional, responsible, courteous drivers.
In our driver recruitment program, we look for applicants who meet the following qualifications:
- Minimum of 23 years of age
- Two or fewer moving violations in the past two years
- Two or fewer accidents in the past three years, regardless of fault.
- Proof of passing Department of Transportation physical exam and drug screening tests
- Physical exam within the last 12 months
- Drug screening within the last 30 days (at applicant’s expense)
- Successful completion of road test
- Current Class C (chauffeur) license or appropriate commercial driver’s license for your state
- Proper documents that establish identity and nationality and comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), such as U.S. passport, passport card, trusted traveler card or enhanced driver’s license
Equipment requirements – Towaway
Towaway drivers provide their own 3/4-ton or 1-ton trucks. Accessories and add-ons, including fifth wheels, hitches and receivers, must meet weight and tolerance requirements:
- Fifth wheel not less than 15,000 pounds
- Hitch/receiver not less than Class IV
- Must be adjustable (vertical) and be complete with 1,000-pound stabilizer and equalizer bars
- 2 5/16-inch required ball sizes
- Mirrors capable of towing 102 inches-wide trailers
- Mud flaps required and must cover both tires completely
- Under load, mud flaps should have no more than 4 inches of ground clearance
- No tailgates – permanent mount fixture replacement allowed
- Optional accessory fuel tanks and/or tool boxes must be installed using Department of Transportation guidelines and cannot extend above bed rails
- Trailer brake control installed
- 12-volt battery
- Proof of passing federal Department of Transportation inspection and be in good appearance
Safety items required:
- Fire extinguisher mounted
- 1-6-foot safety chain with hooks on each end
- Tire gauge
- Lug wrench/jack
- Spare fuses
- Basic small hand tools
Equipment requirements – Driveaway
Most Driveaway drivers live in parts of the country other than northern Indiana. These drivers use a variety of transportation options to return to dispatch centers after delivering vehicles.
Buses, planes, trains and rental cars provide appropriate sources of return transportation. In many cases, these transportation options offer discounts for national passes, senior citizens or companion fares.
Reloading also provides an excellent method of return transportation.
Nearly half of the Driveaway drivers tow personal vehicles to allow them flexibility with their return travels.
Towing package must be approved
Tow vehicle size can be up to a maximum of an intermediate size-car or compact pickup
Required hitch for vehicle bumper you are transporting available for purchase from Classic Transport
Equipment for tow car not available from us