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Thank you for your interest in Arnold Transportation Services.  Now is your chance to join one of the nation’s most financially stable carriers, creating programs to fit the needs of today’s driving professional.




Mileage Compensation:  $.93 Per Mile Loaded and Empty


Fuel Surcharge:  We will pay a fuel surcharge in addition to current mileage pay.  


Detention Pay:  Detention at any shipping or receiving facility will be compensated at the rate of $18.00 per hour, after allowing for 2 hours.


Load/ Unload Pay:  $80 flat pay.  A driver load/unload is defined as 100% hand touch freight.  This would include reloading pallets from big wood to small wood and vice versa.


Driver Assist:  $40.00 flat pay.  Defined as anything less than 100% touch freight. Examples would be loading or off-loading with a pallet jack, shrink-wrap, breakdown, etc.  Counting freight while being loaded or unloaded by a third party or machine does not constiture an assist.  All driver assist is subject to dispatch approval.


Local Work:  Drivers will be paid a flat rate of $100.00 for loads 100 miles or less.


Stop-Off Pay:  $40.00, excluding initial pick-up and final delivery point.


Tolls and Scale Receipts:  EZ Pass.  Authorized scale receipts reimbursed.


No Forced New York City:  If you elect to go to New York City, a premium of $75.00 will be paid.





Equipment: Tractor ten years old or newer at time of leasing

  Three axle, sleeper cabs, diesel powered tractors    

  Maximum tractor weight in 18,500 lbs.

  Paint scheme, lettering and custom paint must be professional

   Must pass Federal D.O.T. and Company inspections


Documents: Copy of front and back of title

  Copy of most recent registration or cab card

  Proof of payment of Federal Highway Ust Tax (Form 2290)

  Proof of insurance

  Copy of Bill of Sale

  Federal I. D. and social security number

  Current scale ticket evidencing tractor weight





Free Base Plates:  A.T.S. base plates are provided at no cost.


Free Permits:     Provided by company with no cost to contractor.


Escrow:    Mandatory $1000 escrow account required.  Deducted at $100 weekly for first 10 (ten) weeks.  Additional trucks require $500 escrow.


Physical Damage:    $3.10 per $1,000 value per month;  deducted weekly


Non Trucking

Insurance:   $7.65 per week


Cargo, Public

Liability:   No Cost


OCC/ACC:  $37.62 per week (excluding NC, NY, NJ, and NV drivers)


Sat-Com Rental:  $17.50 per week usage and insurance





• 21 years of age

• Completed employment application

• Class A CDL (Certain Dedicated accounts require Hazmat endorsements)

• Ability to perform the functions described in the job description

• Ability to read, speak and write the English language in accordance with DOT regulations

• Meet I-9 requirements

• Pass a DOT physical examination

• Pass a Company physical standards test

• Pass a Company road test

• Pass DOT drug screen

• No positive drug or controlled substance tests at previous employers

• No alcohol or controlled substance test refusals at previous employers

• No previous alcohol test results with a breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of .04 or greater while operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

• No refusals for drugs and/or alcohol tests while operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)


Work Experience Guidelines


Over the road (OTR) experience is considered all weather, all terrain driving. The experience must consist of driving a combination of tractor and separate trailer at least 40 ft minimum in length.

• 3-6 months experience – To be considered for employment as a first seat driver, an applicant should have OTR experience, no more than one major carrier employer and OTR must be within the last 18 months with a major carrier and no preventable roadway accidents or moving violations in a CMV unless exception approved in advance by the VP of Safety.


• 6 months + experience – To be considered for employment as a first seat driver, an applicant should have six months or more of OTR experience within the last 36 months. The minimum requirement of six months may not be satisfied with more than three carriers. Applicants with safe, substantial OTR experience during the prior 10 years, but lacking in recent comparable experience may receive consideration with precedent Safety Department approval.


Driving Record Guidelines


May Not Have Any of The Following:

• More than three moving violations in the past three years

• More than two moving violation in the last 12 months

• Any license suspensions in the last 18 months related to moving violations

• Any DUI or DWI convictions in the last 3 years for both Experienced and Student Drivers

• Any DUI or DWI conviction in a CMV

• More than one conviction for drug, alcohol or controlled substances require prior approval of Safety

• Conviction for the following (CMV or Personal Vehicle): 1. Leaving the scene of an accident in a vehicle

2. Possession of alcohol in a CMV

3. Possession of a controlled substance in a vehicle in the last ten years

4. Use of a vehicle in the commission of a felony

5. Fatality accident

6. RR crossing violation

7. Driving CMV without obtaining a CDL


May Not Have More Than One Conviction In Past 3 Years For The Following:

• Driving 15 or more MPH above the posted speed limits

• Reckless driving

• Improper lane change

• Following too closely

• Use or possession of a radar detector (Does not apply to Students)

• Violations in connection with a fatality accident require the prior approval of Safety

• Driving CMV without a CDL in the driver’s possession

• Driving CMV without the proper class of CDL and/or endorsements for the specific vehicle group being operated or for the passengers or type of cargo being transported

For all violations, time frame is based on incident date, not conviction date.


Accident History


• The approval of safety is required prior to extending an offer to a driver in the following instances:

o Driver was involved in a major accident involving a serious injury or fatality in the last 36 months.

o All preventable key crashes (Key crashes are defined as lane changes or jack knife where the driver loses control of the vehicle, rear end impact, side impact, run-under or rollover) in the last 18 months. Preventable key crashes with a citation or injury in the last 36 months.

o Drivers involved in any of the above must demonstrate a minimum of 18 months of post accident CMV safe driving and the approval of the Safety Department.

• No more than 3 preventable minor accidents in the last 36 months. • An applicant’s total number of preventable accidents and moving violations may not exceed 4 in the last 36 months. A student applicant’s total number of preventable accidents and moving violations may not exceed 3 in the last 36 months.

• If driver is discharged from previous carrier for unsatisfactory safety record, the necessary timeframe of clean driving requirements afterward is 18 months

• For all key crashes and accidents that resulted in a fatality, an accident report is required for review. If accident reports are unavailable, the approval of the Safety Department is required.

• Any applicant terminated from a previous employer due to an accident requires the approval of the Safety department.


PSP Report Guidelines


Driver candidates will be assessed using the point system outlined below for each violation incurred on a roadside inspection. The point system will be for a rolling 12-month evaluation period and will include all violations incurred with each motor carrier for which the driver was employed. A driver candidate can reduce his/her points for each clean inspection worth five (5) points.

In both the Unsafe Driving and Fatigued Driving categories the driver cannot exceed more than 30 points within a 12-month period.

Unsafe Driving Related Events

• All driver controllable violations listed under the Unsafe Driving Category other than graduated speed = 10 points.

• Speeding 10 mph or less, 1st offense = 5 points

• Speeding 10 mph or less, 2nd offense = 10 points

• Speeding 10 mph or less, 3rd offense = 20 points

• Speeding 11mph or greater, 1st offense = 10 points

• Speeding 11mph or greater, 2nd offense = 20 points

• Speeding Construction / Work Zone, 1st offense = 10 points

• Speeding Construction / Work Zone, 2nd offense = 20 points


Note: On inspections where the speed overage is not specified each offense will count 10 points


Violations classified as 392.2 and described as a driver controllable Unsafe Driving behavior will count 10 points. Graduated speed violations listed under 392.2 will follow the same point valuation as listed above.


Corrective Action

• 20 points or less - 6-month safety probation • 29 points or less - 12-month safety probation


• 30 points or greater - Driver will be disqualified


Fatigued Driving Related Events

• Any violation that results in an OOS (Out of Service) order relating to hours of service violations = 10 points

• All other violations that do not result in an OOS (Out of Service) order related to Hours of Service violations, excluding Form and Manner hours of service violations = 7 points

• Form and Manner hours of service violations = 2 points

• One (1) or more OOS (Out of Service) orders received on two (2) separate inspections within a 12 month period = 30 points


Corrective Action

• 20 points or less - 6-month safety probation • 29 points or less - 12-month safety probation


• 30 points or greater - Driver will be disqualified


Combination of Fatigue and Unsafe Driving Related Events

• Any driver who, on a single inspection, receives 30 points related to both Fatigued and Unsafe Driving categories will be disqualified.