Minimum Qualifications for CRST Malone’s CDL Truck Driver Training Schools and Semi Truck Driving
1. Are you at least 21 years old?
2. You must pass a DMV/D.O.T. (Dept. of Transportation) physical exam and a pre-employment drug screen.
3. Do you have a good driving record and have been licensed in the United States for a minimum of 18 months out of the last 3 YEARS?
4. No DUI or DWI violations in the last 5 years. No more than 1 DUI in the last 15 years and no more than 2 DUI’s in your lifetime.
5. No open container violations in the last 3 years.
6. No misdemeanor convictions involving crimes of moral turpitude in the last 3 years.
7. No felony convictions in the last 7 years at all. All felony convictions must be approved by CRST management.
8. Misdemeanor Possession of Controlled Substance must be outside of 7 years and also must have management approval.
9. Any Felony Possession of Controlled Substance charges must be at least 15 years old and have management approval.
Department of Transportation Physical Requirements
There are 13 basic requirements in terms of a driver’s physical condition. Please review the following:
1. No loss of foot, leg, hand, or arm.
2. No impairment of hand or finger that interferes with power grasping or no impairment of arm, foot, leg that interferes with the ability to perform normal tasks of driving a motor vehicle.
3. No history of diabetes that requires insulin for control (oral medication is okay).
4. No current diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina, pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis, or other cardiovascular disease known to be accompanied by syncope, dyspnea, collapse, or congestive heart failure.
5. No history or diagnosis of respiratory dysfunction likely to interfere with the ability to control a motor vehicle.
6. No current diagnosis of high blood pressure (140/90 is the maximum) likely to interfere with driving a motor vehicle.
7. No history or current diagnosis of rheumatic, orthopedic, muscular, neuromuscular, or vascular disease that interferes with the ability to control and operate a motor vehicle.
8. No history or current diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause loss of consciousness.
9. No mental, nervous, organic or functional disease of psychiatric disorder likely to interfere with operating a motor vehicle.
10. Distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (with glasses or other correction) in each eye, field of vision of at least 70 degrees and the ability to perceive red, yellow, green and amber.
11. Ability to perceive a forced whisper in the better ear at no less than 5 feet, with or without using a hearing aid.
12. No use of a “Schedule 1” drug, amphetamine, narcotic, or any other habit-forming drug.
13. No current clinical diagnosis of alcoholism.