Vehicle & Contractor Requirements

If you’re an owner operator with experience hauling a diverse set of trailers, Trailer Transit, Inc. wants to talk to you!

Please take a moment to read over our vehicle and contractor requirements to see if you qualify.

Trailer transit
Minimum Equipment Requirements
(Needed at time of Sign On)
  • Tractor must look good and pass a D.O.T. annual inspection in Porter, Indiana.
  • Cellular telephone.
Suggested Additional Equipment

1. Due to the nature of our business and the needs of our customer base, it is highly recommended that you have a sliding 5th wheel with a long slide, either at time of sign-on or shortly thereafter.

 2. CDL endorsements for Tank, Doubles, and Hazmat.

3. Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC).

4. Tie down equipment:

   (A.) Six 20″ chains, 5/16″ high tensile or 3/8”

   (B.) Six chain binders

   (C.) Four 4″x30′ straps with flat hooks

   (D.) Four ratchet-type winches

 5. Light Bar – used on trailers without rear lights or if the electrical system is not compatible.

 6. Pintle Hook, Ball Hitch, and Electric Brakes.

Base Plate and Permits
  • Cost of Indiana Base Plate can be deducted from each settlement
  • Contractor must provide proof that the current year Federal Highway Use Tax has been paid
  • Contractor must have the original or copy of the original title to the tractor
  • Trailer Transit provides ALL other permits
Independent Contractor Requirements
  • All contractors must be willing to run all 48 states
  • Extensive and verifiable over-the-road, tractor-trailer experience
  • Clean driving record
  • Must pass D.O.T. physical at our clinic
  • Must pass D.O.T. drug testing
  • Must have CDL endorsements for Tank and Doubles