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We Hire Truck Drivers for Cardinal


Cardinal Pay Range Varies on Experience and Type of Run.

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‪(931) 548-6610‬

 Accepted Experience Levels 
9 Months In the Past 3 Years OR 2 Years In the Past 5 Years

All information is subject to change without notice but is valid to our knowledge at this time.


Minimum Age

  • At least 21 years of age

Minimum Experience (tractor Trailer/OTR)

ALL verifiable tractor trailer experience counts;

  • 9 months of verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience within the past 3 years

  • 2 years in the last 5 years

Moving Violations (max in 3 year period)

  • No more than 3 TOTAL Moving Violations in the past 3 years

  • No more than 2 repeated Moving Violations in the past 3 years

DOT Recordable Accidents

  • No preventable DOT accidents in the last 3 years 

  • No more than 1 preventable DOT Recordable accidents in the past 5 years

Incidents (max in 3 year period)

  • No more than 2 in the past 3 years

Ticket / Accident / Incident Combo

  • Will review

License Suspensions

  • No suspensions or revocations for safety in the past 3 years

  • No more than 2 non safety related suspensions in the past 3 years

Maximum Major Moving Violation (in the last 3 years)

  • No majors in the last 3 years

Major Moving Violations- that are automatic DQ''s

  • No 15+ mph over, reckless or careless in the last 7 years

  • No preventable accident with a fatality is a lifetime DQ

  • No following to close, failure to obey in the last 3 years

  • No Cell Phone violations ever

Max. Number of Jobs- in the last 3 years

  • No more then 5 jobs in 3 years

Policy Against Unemployment- even if it is accounted for

  • Will review

Terminated Applicants

  • Subject to review

  • No terminations for safety reasons

Felony Convictions - How old must they be?
Based off the conviction date? What are the "silver bullets"?

  • None in the past 7 years

  • All others will be reviewed

* Go by Conviction Date

Misdemeanors- How old must they be?
Automatic DQ''s?

  • None in the past 5 years

  • All others will be reviewed

* Go by Conviction Date

DUI/DWI- What is the max number and what
time frames do they need to fall outside of?

  • No drug/alcohol charges in the last 10 years in a personal vehicle

  • If in a CMV, it is a lifetime DQ

* Go by Conviction Date

Is Haz-Mat Required? Is there a grace period for
driver to obtain it?

  • Depends on the job

  • See descriptions below

DOT Physical Requirements

  • Drivers are required to get a DOT Physical through Cardinal before attending orientation

Drug Screening

  • Urine

Other Endorsements Required

  • Some jobs require Tanker

  • See job descriptions below

Other Automatic DQ''s.

  • See Qualifications on the Information Sheet below (page 5)



Sign-On Bonus

  • Varies by location

Driver Types

  • Company Solo

  • Company Team

  • Owner Operator

Types of Runs

  • Regional

  • Local

Type of Freight

  • Van

  • Reefer

  • Flatbed

  • Tanker

Type of Equipment

  • Varies

* Cameras: Front Facing - Event Only

Transmission Type

  • Manual transmissions

  • Automatic Transmissions (NO GUARANTEE) 

Average age of tractor

  • Varies per job

Is truck permanently assigned to the driver?

  • Varies per job

Truck Speed

  • 65 mph

Can truck be taken home for time off?

  • No

Is truck equipped with Invertors / APU''s?

  • No Inverters in company trucks

  • Some trucks equipped with APU's but not guaranteed

% of Drop and Hook

  • Varies per job

% of No Touch  

  • Varies per job

% are Haz-Mat Loads 

  • None

Pay Scale (Solo)  

  • See individual job description

Pay Scale (Team) 

  • See individual job description

Type of Driver Pay  

  • Household Mover

When are drivers paid?  

  • Every Friday

How are drivers paid?  

  • Paper Check, Direct Deposit and Comdata

Pay Increase

  • N/A

Primary Running Areas

  • Varies per job

Average Miles per wk. 

  • Varies per job

Average Length of Haul  

  • Varies per job

Home Time / Days Out 

  • Varies per job

Average Weekly Pay  

  • See job description

Driver Vacation Info  

  • See job description

How is Driver Vacation Calculated?  

  • Varies per job

EZ Pass provided  

  • Varies per job

Pre-Pass Provided

  • Varies per job

Toll Cards Provided (Which toll cards?)

  • Varies per job

Type of Fuel Card

  • Comdata

Layover Pay

  • Varies per job

Dock Detention Pay

  • Varies per job

Multi-Stop Pay

  • Varies per job

New York City

  • Varies per job

Safety Bonus

  • Varies per job

Rider Policy

  • Riders allowed - Depends on position

  • Ask Jessica and she will check

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Is there 24 hour dispatch?

  • Yes

Does driver have routing / fuel stop flexibility?

  • No

Qualcomm Provided

  • People Net

  • XRS

Idle Air Policy

  • No

Max. Idle Air %

  • Varies

Is per diem optional?

  • Varies

Paid Orientation

  • Varies

How long is Orientation

  • Varies

Orientation is held where?

  • Varies

What day does orientation start / end?

  • Varies

Lodging Provided (Where will the driver be staying?)

  • Varies

Meals Provided (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Varies

Travel Provided (Bus / Plane /Car Rental)

  • Varies

Insurance Starts When?

  • The 1st of the month after 30 days

  • Does not include dental or vision this is a separate policy that is available at the same time frame

Cost per month

  • Single - $24.46-$57.37 

  • + Spouse - $68.77-$142.05

  • + Children - $60.46-$125.03

  • + Family - $105.32-$216.88 

Spouse plus employee Cost per month

  • $62.09 - $127.03 per week

Family Cost per month

  • $95.09 - $193.94 per week

Vision Insurance

  • Vision- $1.14-$3.89

Dental Insurance

  • Dental- $5.74-$26.72

Life Insurance

  • $50,000 company paid

401 (k) Retirement Plan

  • Eligible after 90 days, Matching varies yearly