Innovative Driver Services was founded in 1995 in Charlotte, NC and currently leases drivers out of four Southeast offices.

Innovative is a Full-Service Driver Placement Company

We specialize in screening, hiring and placing Class A CDL drivers within a carefully selected group of client companies. Our recruiting and hiring procedures are designed to find reliable and safe truck drivers.

IDS builds and maintains Driver Qualification Files for each commercial driver and these are always available for your review. In case of a DOT audit, you are covered!

We handle all off-site employee management including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, dispatch, benefits, payroll, tax withholding and workers’ compensation insurance.  Innovative conducts background and MVR searches and can tailor placements and hiring minimums to meet your criteria.

IDS oversees a DOT compliant driver drug and alcohol testing program and establishes drivers’ medical clearance.  All full time drivers participate in the IDS “Safety & Service Rewards!” incentive program.

We value and promote strong communication between our customers and our transportation professionals, and our staff is available to assist you 24/7/365.

IDS understands the additional load that driver qualification and management can place on your business. We constantly look for the best drivers available so we can deliver the quality placement that you expect and deserve. Our recruiting and hiring procedures are designed to find reliable and safe truck drivers.

Whether you need a driver to fill in on a sick day or cover runs for an extended period, we make sure your operation is in good hands. If you aren’t satisfied with a driver’s performance, call us and we will quickly find another driver for you. We employ friendly, qualified drivers that are there when you need them and are ready to go at a moment’s notice.


Innovative Driver Services brings more than 100 years of combined transportation industry experience to the table including recruiting, dispatching and employee management. IDS has developed, and continues to refine, strong hiring and operating procedures. We structure our operations in order to supply our customers with superior results. IDS is actively involved with NCTA, SCTA and GMTA.


The recruiters at IDS use proven sourcing strategies to drive results for our clients. We help you find the best drivers using cutting edge technology through our Applicant Tracking System and integration with multiple background investigation companies.


Our expert team assembles a complete Driver Qualification File within 30 days of hire as per FMCSA regulations. IDS customers always have access to their respective drivers’ DQFs.


When you partner with IDS, your workers compensation risk on our leased employee is eliminated. We take on the responsibility and management of this coverage for you.


We know that each client of ours is different. We get to know your operation and through our stringent screening process, ensure that you will get the right driver for your company’s needs. Our teams work daily to provide you with professional truck drivers with a proven track record.


You will quickly learn that you can count on us to respond to your driver needs in a prompt and professional manner while keeping your company fully compliant.