The following are Eastern’s minimum requirements for all applicant-drivers to haul freight under its authority. While the comprehensive and abundant FMCSA regulations are the industry standard and an applicant may be a safe and qualified driver pursuant to the regulations, Eastern has elected to maintain higher standards than that of the industry as part of its continued commitment to safety.


  • Applicant must be at least 23 years old.
  • Must have a Class A CDL for at least (2) years. Military driving experience may count in place of (1) year with Class A CDL. A Class A CDL may not be required for box trucks, yard movers, and similar equipment. These requirements are subject to review.
  • Must have a minimum of (2) years tractor trailer experience (either over-the-road or local work). Military experience may count toward (1) year of experience. This requirement may not apply to box trucks, yard movers, and similar equipment.
  • Must have a minimum of (6) months verified steel, aluminum, and/or other metal commodities hauling experience if driver intends to haul these commodities. Furthermore, if driver intends to haul steel, aluminum and/or other metal commodity coils, then driver must have a minimum of (3) months experience hauling these coils
  • Must not have an excessive number of convictions for moving violations in a CMV in the past (3) years
  • No more than (3) preventable accidents in the last (3) years
  • No preventable rollovers within these (3) years
  • No preventable accidents resulting in fatalities
  • No felony convictions involving the use of a CMV
  • No drug violations of any kind in the last (10) years. Beyond (10) years may still be reviewed
  • No DUI’s in the last (5) years, personal vehicle included
  • All other convictions not mentioned will be subject to review

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