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New driver requirements

Updated: 04/01/2016

Interested in driving for CST? Below are some of our main qualification guidelines.


- Must be 23 or older.

- Must have 2 years total verifiable experience

                -  Minimum 12 months of class A experience has to have been in previous 24 months.

                - Truck school does not count

                - Experience outside of the United States does not count

                - If application reads “do not contact”, that is considered unverifiable


- Must be able to read and speak the English language as required in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

- Must be able to pass a DOT Drug test.

- Must possess a valid Medical Card.

- Must possess a Class A CDL with no restrictions.

- CDL must have a Non excepted interstate medical declaration


- No major violations in last two years

- No DUI’s, or DWI’s in last 15 years

- No reckless or careless driving convictions.

- No more than two moving violation convictions in the past three years.

- No Preventable accidents in last three years

- Not having been previously discharged by CST for safety or performance reasons prior

- No more than two speeding tickets in last two years

- No OOS inspection items in last two years

- No following too closely

- No more than two speeding tickets in last two years

- No speeding over 15

- No using handheld while operating CMV

- No more than two inspections with log violations

- No Drug/Alcohol inspections/violations


- Must meet all other CST and DOT standards and qualifications

- Must pass and maintain a current DOT inspection.

- DOT inspection must be within three months, and completed by verifiable vendor.

- Tractor must not be manufactured prior to (model year) 2000  

Have a question concerning whether or not you qualify? Please contact your local CST office, or email!