Driver Qualifications


All of us here at XPO Express are proud of the wonderful men and women that make up our XPO Express Driver and Owner Operator fleet. We consider them the best of the best. It is our goal to continue to add safe, business-minded Owner Operators and Drivers. Below you will find the requirements for you to join our winning team.


Driver Minimum Requirement Guidelines:

  • Must meet all Federal Motor Carrier guidelines
  • Must have a valid :
    • Commercial Driver License with proper endorsements in state of residence -OR-
    • Chauffer License (where applicable) in state of residence
      • No current license suspension or revocation
    • A work permit is not acceptable
  • No serious or disqualifying traffic violations within the last three years as follows:
    • Excessive speeding, involving any single offense for any speed of 15 mph or more above posted speed limit
    • Reckless driving as defined by the state or local law or regulation, including but not limited to:
      • Driving a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property
      • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
      • Hit and run
      • Leaving the scene of an accident
      • Failure to report an accident
  • No more than:
    • Four (4) moving violations in the past 36 months
    • No more than two (2) moving violations in the previous 12 months
  • No preventable DOT accident within the last three (3) years which includes:
    • A fatality
    • Bodily injuries treated away from the scene
    • Disabling damage to a motor vehicle 
      • Disabling damage means damage that precludes departure of any motor vehicle from the scene of an accident in its usual manner in daylight after simple repairs.  This includes damaged vehicles that are drivable, but would incur further damage, if so driven.
  • Driver Experience:
    • Cargo Van/Sprinter: Six (6) months verifiable driving experience
    • Straight Truck: Six (6) months verifiable OTR driving experience in like vehicle or larger
    • Tractor/Trailer: Two (2) years verifiable OTR driving experience
  • Must be 23 years old
  • Must pass a DOT physical
  • Clean MVR and clean PSP

Vehicle Qualifications:

B Unit (Cargo Van)

  • Cargo Capacity of at least 2,000 lbs.
  • 50" minimum width between wheel wells
  • Vehicle three years and newer
  • Rear inside door opening 48" high by 50" wide
  • Gross vehicle weight less than 10,000 lbs.
  • Freight Securement (prefer Express Live secured to floor) 1/2" plywood in between
  • Minimum cargo bed 8'6"
  • Express Live


C Unit (Sprinter)

  • Cargo Capacity of at least 2,500 lbs.
  • Length 102" to 168"
  • 2007 and newer
  • Freight Securement (prefer Express Live)


D Unit (Straight Truck)

  • Cargo capacity of 13,000 lbs.
  • Length 264"
  • Vehicles 2006 and newer*
  • Dock high box (48"-52" from the ground)
  • DOT legal sleeper between box and cab
  • Freight Securement (preferred E-Live)
  • Door clearance minimum of 94" x 96"


E Unit (Tractor Trailer)

  • Cargo capacity of 45,000 lbs.
  • 53' trailer
  • Vehicles 2005 and newer*
  • Trailers must be 10 years old
  • Legal sleeper between box and cab
  • Dock high box (48"-52" from ground)
  • Door clearance minimum of 96" x 110"
  • XPO Express can provide


Why Become a Contractor?
  • Industry-Leading Compensation with Low Start-up
  • Standardized Fuel Surcharge on All Loads
  • Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage
  • Paid Cargo Insurance
  • Competitive Non-Trucking and Physical
  • Damage Insurance
  • Nationwide Road Service
  • Three-Day Orientation
  • 99% No Touch
  • more...

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