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Screening Requirements for New Drivers.

Homedriver screening requirements


Eligible drivers must:

  1. Be between the ages of 21 and 65
  2. Drivers over age 65 must pass a current DOT physical.
  3. Have at least 2 years driving experience.
  4. Have an acceptable driving record.
  5. Have a valid class driver’s license for the type of vehicle being operated.
+ ACCEPTABLE DRIVING RECORD (for both commercial and personal vehicles) MEANS:
  1. No major violations in the last 3 years.
  2. Maximum of 4 minor moving violations in the last 3 years with no at fault accidents (see chart below).
  3. Maximum of 2 at-fault (ticketed) accidents in the last 3 years with no other minor violations (see chart below).
  4. No felony convictions which involve the use of a commercial vehicle ever (not limited to 3 years).
  5. No convictions for homicide, manslaughter or assault arising out of the use of any vehicle.
  1. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  2. Failure to stop and report an accident or any hit and run accident.
  3. Open container.
  4. Possession of a controlled substance.
  5. Reckless driving/speed contest.
  6. Driving while impaired.
  7. Making a false accident report
  8. Driving while license is suspended or revoked due to excessive moving violations.
  9. Careless driving.
  10. Attempting to elude a peace officer.
Any moving traffic violation (other than the major violations listed above) that has occurred within the last 3 years.
The following moving violations are excluded:

  • Motor vehicle equipment, load or size requirements.
  • Improper display or failure to display license plates.
  • Failure to sign or display registration card.
  • Failure to have drivers license in possession (if valid license exists).
Vanliner Driver Eligibility Matrix0 At-Fault Accidents1 At-Fault Accidents2 At-Fault Accidents
0 Minor ViolationsClearAcceptableBorderline
1 Minor ViolationsAcceptableAcceptableUnacceptable
2 Minor ViolationsAcceptableBorderlineUnacceptable
3 Minor ViolationsBorderlineUnacceptableUnacceptable
4 Minor ViolationsBorderlineUnacceptableUnacceptable

Any current driver or applicant who fails (tests positive, or refuses to test) a company or DOT-mandated random or pre-hire drug or alcohol (0.04% or greater) test is unacceptable for qualification for a period of 1 year from the date of the test, and must have successfully completed SAP.


Note: Criminal record search will be based on the last 7 years of the candidate’s address history as derived by SSN trace results.


Any conviction or guilty plea for any of the following may constitute an unqualifiable driver:

  1. Any felony in the last 7 years and no more than one felony on entire record. Multiple felonies that stem from the same incident will be treated as one.
  2. Negligent homicide or manslaughter within the last 7 years.
  3. Two misdemeanors (other than theft or assault or violence related offenses) in the last 24 months or three or more misdemeanors in the last 7 years. Multiple misdemeanors that stem from the same incident will be treated as one.
  4. Any theft or assault or violence related misdemeanor in the last 7 years.
  5. Any death-related felony offense, attempted murder, murder, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to kill, armed robbery, kidnapping, rape or identity theft.
  6. Any driver currently on court-supervised probation, parole, under felony indictment or similar pending legal proceedings is not eligible for qualification.
  7. Any person currently on the national (US) sex offender registry is not eligible for qualification.

Evidence of any material falsification or misrepresentation on the application for employment or qualification documents will prohibit a driver from being qualified.