Employment Requirements

In order to operate trucks in Canada and the United States and cross the border, applicants must meet the following requirements.


18 years of age to operate in Canada

21 years of age to operate in United States


Be able to read and speak in English at a sufficient to converse with the general public and read highway traffic signs and signals under Subpart B #391.11 (2) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations in the United States.

Have a grade 10 education or equivalent

Personal Background

Individuals with a criminal record should apply for a Canadian Pardon. Individuals must not have a criminal record for which a United States Waiver cannot be granted. (You may not be able to cross into the United States without a waiver)


Be able to pass a pre-employment drug test as outlined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation under Section# 382.301 pre-employment testing.

Pass Ontario and United States medical requirements (The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has special requirements for blood pressure, blood sugar levels, eyesight, hearing and other physical criteria)

Driving History

Have the required Ontario driver’s license

Should have no more than 3 demerit points  

Provide a driver’s abstract no less than 30 days old at the time of the interview

Should not have more than 2 tickets for moving violations in the past 3 years

Should not have more than one “at-fault” accident in the past 5 years

Should not have had a driver’s license suspension in the past 3 years


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