Becoming an independent contractor for Indiana Transport is an experience unlike any other. Very few companies can give you the feeling of being the boss AND a member of the family, but we take pride in offering that unique atmosphere. The freedom to choose when and where you travel can literally give you a new perspective on day to day life. If you are thinking about becoming an independent contractor with us, check out the qualifications listed below and download the driver application to submit online, email, or fax back to us.

Don't forget to call us with additional questions!


Fax: (574) 522-4856

Independent Contractor Qualifications

  • Must be 25 years of age or older
  • Class A CDL preferred but not required
  • If the contractor does not have a CDL, a certain license may be required to transport RV's. 
  • Applicant driving record's will be checked for prior violations/convictions and approved or denied
  • No history of drug, DUI, OWI, careless, reckless driving, or habitual offender convictions
  • Full 10 year work history must be documented on the application
  • Pass an Indiana Transport road test
  • Pass a DOT drug test prior to being dispatched
  • Must meet the physical requirements of 49 CFR 391.41
  • Must have a smart phone (Android or iOS), no flip phones. 

Truck Requirements

  • Truck is to be 2008 or newer.
  • Truck must be a heavy duty 3/4 or 1 ton model (8 ft bed preferred)
  • Truck must meet the requirements outlined in 49 CFR 396.17-23
  • Truck must be equipped with the following:
    • Bumper Hitch - Class IV or Class V receiver with a 2 5/16 ball and a solid steel shaft rated at least 10,000 pounds. NO TRIPLE BALL OR 3-WAY HITCH
    • 5th wheel - rated at 16,000 pounds or larger (20,000 preferred)
    • Full wheel mud flaps at the tire or full mud flap at the bumper
    • Digital trailer brake control
    • Mirrors that accommodate 102" trailers
    • 3 orange DOT approved triangles
    • 1 mounted fire extinguisher with guage
    • 4 way lug wrench or torque wrench with ¾.13/16 & 7/8 deep well sockets
    • Break-away battery & box with lid - 12 volt marine grade "wet" cell battery
    • 4 wheel drive truck bed must measure under 59 (top of the bed to the ground)
    • 7-way electric plug in the truck bed and at the bumper (4-6 ft extension if not)
    • No window tinting is allowed ont he driver door, passenger door, or windshield
    • Radar detectors are NOT allowed in commercial vehicle 
  • Truck will be inspected by Indiana Transport for appropriate equipment prior to orientation

Supplies Recommended For Your Truck

  • Auxiliary fuel tank, tool box, etc. that do not extend above your truck bed
  • Load distribution bars for travel trailers
  • 1 spring lock (D ring) or quick link to attach the emergency break cable to your truck
  • Zip ties or bungees for license plate
  • Spare fuses and light bulbs
  • Assortment of bungee cords
  • Everything in the bed of the truck must be secured! Nothing loose!