Equipment Requirements


  • Tractor must be 5 years old or newer
  • Tractor must pass Elite Carriers’ DOT inspection when lease is signed.
  • All safety equipment as required by DOT. Safety equipment will be inspected at the time of lease and quarterly thereafter.
  • Wheel base must be 260 inches or less.
  • Empty weight must be less than 18,500 lbs.
  • The maximum height of the fifth wheel must be 47.5 inches.


  • Trailer must be 53 foot long and 102 inches wide.
  • Trailer must have 22 inch tires.