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 three years
- Two or fewer accidents in the past three years, regardless of fault
- No suspensions in the last three years
- No major violations within the last seven years
- Proof of passing Department of Transportation physical exam and drug screening tests
- DOT Physical exam within the last 12 months (A Medical Examiner’s Certificate issued within one (1) year prior to driving for Classic by a licensed medical practitioner listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, and effective for a minimum of one (1) year from the date of the examination.)
- Pass a drug screen – done during orientation
- 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, or enhanced driver’s license.
Equipment requirements – Towaway (Recommended)
Towaway drivers provide their own 3/4-ton or 1-ton trucks (10 years or newer). Accessories and add-ons, including fifth wheels, hitches and receivers, must meet weight, tolerance, and safety requirements:
- Fifth wheel not less than 15,000 pounds – Currently not mandatory
- 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 & 2 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 (v-gates acceptable)
- 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 annual inspection (within the last 90 days of starting orientation) and be in good appearance
- No window tint on the driver and passenger front windows
Safety items required:
- Fire extinguisher mounted
- Flares/triangles (set of three)
- 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 (maximum towing weight of 3500 lbs).
Required hitch for vehicle bumper you are transporting available for purchase from Classic Transport.
Equipment for tow car not available from us.