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Recently Not Approved by the Carrier?

Hyfield Trucking operates with two major carriers in the United States. FedEx Custom Critical and Panther Premium Logistics. Each carrier has specific rules and reasons as to why you may not be approved with them. However, most of the time they do not tell us why someone was not approved. Below are some things you can do to increase your chances of being approved by the carrier. 

Criminal Background Clearance:


Before proceeding, please confirm if the following statements are true regarding your criminal history:

Within the past 5-7 years, you have NOT:

  • Been charged with a felony.


Furthermore, it has been at least 7 years since you have completed any probation period, parole, or incarceration related to the following offenses:

  • Theft

  • Violence

  • Acts of Dishonesty

  • Sexual Abuse or Assault

  • Possession or Use of Weapons

  • Possession or Use of Controlled Substances

  • Crimes Against Person or Property


Additionally, in the past 3 years, you have NOT:

  • Been charged with any form of misdemeanor.



Understanding Your PSP Report:

You might be wondering, what is a PSP report? A PSP (Pre-Employment Screening Program) report is a document managed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) which consolidates a commercial driver's safety history over specified periods. This report contains a 5-year crash history and a 3-year roadside inspection history, serving as a vital tool in maintaining safety standards. To acquire your PSP report, please [click here]

Pre-Employment Drug Screening

Are you able to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screening?

The Department of Transportation mandates laboratory testing (as per 49 CFR Part 40 Subpart F) for the following categories of drugs:

  • Marijuana

  • Cocaine

  • Opiates – including opium and codeine derivatives

  • Amphetamines and Methamphetamines

  • Phencyclidine – PCP


Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Report


What does your MVR report encompass?

     An MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) report is a comprehensive record of your driving history, typically required by potential employers to assess your suitability for a role that involves driving. You can obtain this report through your state.

Safety and Compliance Checklist

Can you affirmatively respond 'NO' to all of the following statements?

General Compliance:

I have NEVER:

  • Been involved in a preventable accident that resulted in a fatality or serious injury.

  • Been involved in a preventable accident resulting in bodily injury or property damage exceeding $100,000.

  • Falsified any documents pertaining to DOT compliance.


In the past 60 months, I have NOT:

  • Received a DUI.

  • Failed or refused to undergo a drug or alcohol test.

  • Fled the scene of an accident.

  • Caused an accident by failing to yield to a bus.

  • Ignored railroad crossing rules while transporting hazardous materials.

  • Accumulated five or more moving violations.


In the past 36 months, I have NOT:

  • Accumulated more than two moving violations.

  • Been responsible for more than one preventable accident.

  • Exceeded the posted speed limit by 15 mph or more.

  • Operated a vehicle without a valid license.

  • Had my driving license suspended for any reason.

  • Operated a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) without the necessary medical clearance.

  • Transported unauthorized passengers in a CMV.


In the past 12 months, I have NOT:

  • Neglected to wear a seatbelt while driving or being a passenger in a CMV.

  • Used a handheld mobile device while operating a CMV.

  • Been cited for speeding in a work or construction zone.

  • Failed to secure a hazardous materials shipment appropriately.


If after looking over all this information you find something to be inaccurate. Please contact the appropriate person to have that file updated. Once it has been updated and removed please reach back out to one of our representatives by phone at 833-493-4353 option 1 and they will assist you in updating your application with the carrier. 

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