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Thank you for your interest in Pacella Trucking Express, Inc. Please provide the following information, and under normal circumstances we will contact you within 2 – 3 business days.

Name *
E-mail *
Current Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Phone *
License Number *
Type (Class) of Equipment you’ve operated *
Time/Length of Driving Experience – Class A *
Approximate number of miles driven – Class A *
Time/Length of Intermodal/Rail Experience *
Driver Type (Select one) *

If Owner Operator, list the equipment you’re looking to commit to Pacella:

Are you the owner of your plate? *
Are you the owner of your IFTA? *
Describe Intermodal/Rail experience (list yards you have been to)*
List your CDL endorsements (Write 'None' if applicable)*
Accidents in the last 3 years -(Write 'None' if applicable)*
Moving violations in the last 3 years - (Write 'None' if applicable)*



Pacella Trucking Express, Inc. is a family owned company which has specialized in the intermodal drayage industry for over 30 years

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High volume of work based on fleet size, great service and an established reputation for excellence; while being able to maintain a prominent safety record

$1000.00 dollar sign on bonus

$400.00 dollar additional bonus if HAZMAT endorsed after 30 days, and every time HAZMAT endorsement is renewed

Home Nightly

Weekly pay disbursed on Fridays

Fleet Owners/Operators receive itemized settlements showing the pay for each move performed provided in an easily read and understandable format. Also includes fuel surcharge and detention pay if applicable

Fuel Card program after 30 days

Group Bob tail and Physical damage program designed to save you $:

Physical Damage cost – $3.85 per $1000 dollars in value.  So $15,000 value would cost you - $57.75 per month

Bob Tail cost - $33.00 per month for $1,000,000.00 limit

New Driver Training Available – Facilitated by our Fleet Owners 

Performance Recognition:

Year end Safety Bonus based on years, 1-5, 6-10, 11-14 and 15 and up, of accident and injury free work performance

Drivers of the Month election receives $100.00 dollar bonus. Two recipients chosen each month

Roadside Inspections that result in zero violations issued a bonus as follows:

Level I - $140.00 dollars

Level II – $80.00 dollars

Level III – $40.00 dollars 

Driver Qualifications:

Must be at least 22 and a half years old

One year CDL Class A driving experience and Intermodal (Rail) experience preferred but not mandatory

Pacella will look at applicants with little to no experience or recent truck driving school graduates with the stipulation that the applicant’s motor vehicle record is clear, or contains a maximum of one minor infraction, and applicant is willing to participate in a documented minimum 14 day training period (More training is available if needed); and at the discretion of Pacella Trucking Express

Applicant is subject to completing an application which can be done in person (Bring CDL, Medical Card, amd Current 30 day MVR - Public version), motor vehicle review and criminal background investigation, as part of the qualification process

Also as part of the qualification process, applicant is also subject to a road test and pre work drug screening

Applicant must possess an Illinois CDL unless applicant’s residence borders Wisconsin or Indiana

Equipment Qualifications:

No age limitation on owner operator’s equipment as long as the equipment is presentable, in good mechanical condition, and can perform the duties of the work applying for

Truck owner shall have in possession a current DOT appendix G annual inspection, registration, title or bill of sale and corporation papers if incorporated. In addition, a bob tail and physical damage policy is required ($1,000,000.00 limit on Bob Tail) unless the equipment owner chooses to sign up under the Pacella Trucking Express group plan explained in the highlights section.

Annual Appendix "G" inspections can be preformed at Pacella Trucking Express' facility at a competitive cost

All Fleet Owners amd Single-equiptment Owner Operators are required to be on a quarterly inspection schedule, to insure that equipment is being properly maintained and safe to operate

Fleet Owners (more than one truck), are required to be incorporated

Lease Agreements required for all Fleet Owner/Operators