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Owners/Operators Program

Minimum qualification requirements - The minimum qualification standards that were applied by Aetna Freight Lines in considering an applicant for a driver's position are as follows:

  • Driver applicant must be 23 years of age or older.

  • Three years verifiable experience in the past five (5) years in the operation of a tractor-trailer unit, over the road, with a motor carrier. (This experience to include a minimum of one year’s experience with the type of trailer the applicant will be pulling.)

  • No more than three (3) points in the previous 3 years of application date.

    • Preventable DOT recordable accident
      2 Points

    • Serious traffic violation per Section 383.51
      2 Points

    • Non serious traffic violation per Section 383.51
      1 Point

    • Preventable Non DOT recordable accident
      1 Point

    The Safety Department has a complete detailed list.

  • No preventable DOT recordable accident or serious traffic violation per 49 CFR 383.51 in the previous 12 months prior to date of application.

  • No commercial transportation-related felony, theft or larceny conviction within the applicant’s lifetime that resulted in an active prison or jail sentence. All other non-transportation related convictions will be subject to review at the discretion of the company and/or its insurance company.

  • No conviction for DUI, DWI OR OWI on driving record within the previous five (5) years. No violation of 49CFR Part 382 or 392 of the FMCSR for drugs or alcohol.

  • No more than three (3) Out-of-Service violations on roadside inspections within two (2) years of application date.

  • The nature and severity of any of the items referenced above, as well as the Independent Contractor’s record viewed in totality, may be sufficient cause for declination of the application.

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Paid Same Day as Delivery - Stop at any TripPak or Transflo scanning center located at premier full service truck stops nationwide, have the attendant scan your documents and settlement will be made on your Comdata or EFS card within 24 hours.

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75% of Gross Revenue - Aetna Freight Lines pays 75% of the gross revenue. Combined with other features and benefits offered by Aetna Freight Lines, we have one of the best overall packages in the industry.

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Liberal Advances - You may advance up to 40% of gross revenue. Emergency and after-hours advances are available at the discretion of the company.

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Unlimited Scanning - Aetna Freight Lines requires all owner operators to scan trip paperwork, logs, inspection reports, etc. to our office via TripPak or Transflo scanning . The cost is $7.00 per week for an unlimited number of pages.
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Illinois IRP Plates - You may use your own properly-apportioned base plate, or purchase one from us; call for the current cost. Up front money may be required, and temporary plates are available within a few hours of receipt of your check and necessary paperwork. In the event of lease cancellation, the base plate must be returned and you will receive a pro-rata refund when the plate is reissued.

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Yearly Safe Driver Awards - Aetna Freight Lines presents a Safe Driving Award to those drivers who have been with Aetna Freight Lines for the entire prior year and have met the program award standards. They include no preventable accidents or cargo claims and MVR, minimum revenue and compliance standards.

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Non-Trucking Insurance - Bobtail/Deadhead (Non-trucking) insurance must be carried by the equipment owner. We offer this coverage for only $37.50 per month. Owners who wish to carry their own coverage must provide Aetna Freight Lines with a Certificate of Non-Trucking Liability Insurance, naming Aetna as “additional insured”.

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Physical Damage - Independent Contractors under lease to Aetna Freight Lines can purchase Physical Damage Insurance.

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Guest Passenger Program - Aetna offers a guest passenger program for any passenger over 18 years of age.

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Central Dispatch - Aetna Freight Lines operates a Central Dispatch Department from 8:00 am to 5:00pm E.S.T., Monday through Friday. Availability of permanent equipment is communicated to our agents on a daily basis. Utilization of our permanent equipment is dispatch's primary objective.

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Fuel Discounts - Aetna Freight Lines receives fuel discounts at selected Petro, Pilot, Sapp Brothers, T/A & Loves Travel Center locations. Fuel discounts are automatically recorded on your Comdata or EFS Card at time of purchase. Call Aetna Freight Lines Central Dispatch for details.

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