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Choosing A Driver Staffing Firm


What separates Capital Driver Leasing

from other Driver Staffing Firms

We operate a DOT-Compliant Drug & Alcohol Testing Program

Other firms may use a non-qualifying program that employs invalid testing methods such as “Instant” or “On-site” tests.  Our Drug & Alcohol testing program meets the regulatory requirements (49 CFR, Parts 382 and 40).  Our tests are conducted using DOT defined procedures at certified laboratories.

DOT requires every Driver you use (including Divers from a staffing service) be in your testing program, after more than 30 consecutive days or that you have obtained contractual co-ownership of the staffing firm’s program.

We share contractual ownership of our Drug & Alcohol Testing Program with you....

guaranteeing you access to records and notification of positive test results.  Our standard contract provides each client with contractual co-ownership of our testing program.  The co-ownership agreement guarantees access to all testing records and notification of positive test results.


We contractually establish the Driver Staffing company as the sole employer

Our contract establishes Capital Driver Leasing as the Driver’s sole employer and uniquely responsible for all matters including hiring, termination, discipline, wages, taxes, benefits, compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act and the like.

We do not consider our Drivers Independent Contractors but rather company employees

Our Drivers are at all times employees of Capital Driver Leasing – not independent contractors.

We won’t assign a Driver without verifying available hours before dispatching

With the new ELD/ABORD laws in place we are establishing SOP’s for our Multi-company Drivers.  We are actively learning and keeping up with the ever-changing regulations.  We utilize the KeepTruckin (ELD) and our Scheduling & Time Tracking apps to ensure compliance.

We guarantee access to Driver records

If audited, you would be required to produce files for all Drivers – including those from a staffing firm.  Our contract with our Customers guarantees access to records within 48 hours – the DOT standard.  In most cases, records can be forwarded instantly since our Driver files are maintained electronically.

We are contractually designated to qualify Drivers on your behalf

Our Drivers are at all times employees of Capital Driver Leasing – not independent contractors.  We contractually commit that we are an agent designated to qualify Drivers on your behalf and hold ourselves accountable in accordance with contract terms.


We take no shortcuts on conducting past employer inquiries

It can be tempting to ignore large gaps in past employment or simply be satisfied with a failed attempt to contact a past employer.  We require an explanation for any past employment gaps greater than 30 days.  Further, we are not satisfied with failed attempts to contact past employers.  In these instances, we require documentation to support the Driver’s employment claims for nearly all of the prior three years.

We don’t accept Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) provided by Drivers

Doing so increases the potential for fraud.  Employers are required to obtain these documents from the state, not their Drivers.  We obtain MVRs from each of the Driver’s states of licensure, within the prior three years.  We obtain these documents directly from the state, with the assistance of a national, reputable third party administrator.  In addition we pull every Driver's PSP report from the DOT

We carry Workers’ Compensation coverage

If one of our employees gets hurt, Capital Driver Leasing would be responsible for the claim.  Our contract guarantees that we provide Workers’ Compensation coverage for our employees and that we are solely responsible for Workers’ Compensation claims.

We do guarantee contractual indemnity

Some won’t defend and hold you harmless from Workers’ Compensation claims or other claims which would impact your employer’s liability insurance coverage.  Our contract guarantees that we will defend and hold you harmless from Workers' Compensation claims or other claims covered by our employer’s liability insurance coverage.