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Recruiting - Frequently Asked Questions
Our company has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions in an effort to help potential drivers answer any questions that you may have before applying for a position. We make a great effort to keep this list as updated and current as possible, but the range of possible questions is beyond the scope of this website. If you have questions which you do not find the answers to here, please contact our recruiting department toll free at 1-866-764-1601 or email us at Recruiter@ForemostTransport.com for additional help.

 

◊ General Questions for all divisions ◊

 

How are contractors compensated?

Foremost Transport will pay the contractor for the loaded (dispatched) mile based off of PC Miler routing software which is constantly updated with the latest routes and toll information. The contractor will receive a fuel surcharge when applicable based on national fuel prices along with reimbursement for applicable tolls, permits and washes when required. All pay to the contractor is placed in their ComData account including 50% or more advanced money to assist in the start of the trip.


Are there backhauls or reloads available?

Foremost Transport has a large network across the United States and Canada of established relationships with manufacturers and brokers alike with four strategically located terminal locations poised to help facilitate reloading drivers. While we cannot guarantee that there will be a return freight trip available every time, our freight coordinators work diligently to create a large pool of available backhaul loads to assist drivers who do not have the means to obtain their own return shipment.

 

What is the fuel surcharge or fuel credit?

This is extra money the manufacturers have agreed to pay since the price of fuel went over $1.30 per gallon. It is in addition to the per mile rate paid for delivery of the procured load. This amount changes rapidly according to the national fuel index.

 

Are you required to stop at weigh stations while under dispatch?

Since you will have a commercial transport plate on the unit you will be considered a commercial vehicle and will be required to pull into weigh stations. Some states may have weight requirements that may make you exempt in that state.


Who covers liability while under dispatch?

Foremost Transport covers the liability as well as cargo insurance for physical damage to the dispatched units.

Do you force dispatches or require me to work full time?

No we do not force dispatches onto any driver, you are employed as an independent contractor so you can refuse any available load at any time. You are also able to set your own work schedule, whether it be full time, part time, or seasonal.

Can I sleep in my vehicle or the one I am responsible for delivering?

You may sleep in your vehicle if it meets the FMCSA requirements for a sleeper berth. At no time are you allowed to sleep in a unit that you are responsible for transporting.



 

 

◊ Questions specific to the towable/pickup division ◊

 

I have a nine foot flatbed on my truck. Can I use that to pull trailers?

Yes, if you angle the back corners at a 45 degree angle. Otherwise you risk damaging the trailers during a turn.


Can I use a short bed truck with a sliding fifth wheel?

No, we no longer allow short bed trucks as they are a safety issue. You need at least 48 inches of clearance from the center of the fifth wheel to the rear of the cab for turning.


How much should I plate my pickup truck for?

We suggest a commercial plate between 20,000 – 26,000 lbs. This plate weight should be high enough to cover both the truck and trailer.


What type of insurance do I need for my truck?

Commercial insurance with a minimum liability of $500,000 is required. Foremost Transport also requires that the driver have physical damage coverage on their truck.


What license is required to work in the towable division?

Depending on the state the license was issued in, the minimum license requirement is a standard operators license or chauffeur license.

 


 

 

◊ Questions specific to the haul and tow division ◊

 

How long should the bed on my truck be?

The truck bed should be from 25 feet to 26 feet in length to accommodate trailers up to 24 feet and 25 feet long.


What type of license do I need?

In order to qualify for the Haul and Tow division, the driver must be at least a CDL B license holder.


Do I need to have an IRP plate?

Yes. Every driver in the Haul and Tow division is required to have an IRP plate.

 


 

 

◊ Questions specific to the flatbed division ◊

 

What type of license will I need to work in the flatbed division?

At minimum a driver must possess a class A CDL license.


Can I use my one ton truck in the flatbed division?

No, a one and one half ton truck or larger is required to operate in the flatbed division. We recommend that the smallest truck a driver use is a mini-freightliner or equivalent due to the amount of wear and tear on the vehicles in the flatbed division.

 

       
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