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Driver Licensing Policy

Requirements for drivers:
  1. It is a fundamental expectation that all drivers comply with all governmental laws.
  2. It is the responsibility of the driver to possess a valid driver’s license and/or the correct license class per applicable governmental requirements.
  3. In addition to complying with the company’s policies for driver training, drivers are expected to obtain any additional training needed to maintain any specialized driver’s license held, as required by local laws or safety regulations.
  4. Drivers are responsible for notifying their immediate supervisor within 24 hours of any motor vehicle citation (or violation) that disqualifies them from operating a motor vehicle.
Company policies and procedures:
  1. There shall be a process to verify that drivers possess a current and valid driver’s license issued by the local government authority having jurisdiction and that the license is of the appropriate type for the vehicle being driven.
  2. There shall be an established policy for authorized use of vehicles owned or leased by the Company.
  3. There shall be an established method to collect an acknowledgement on an annual basis from every driver that they reviewed and understands the current vehicle safety policy.
  4. At the time of hire, hiring officials shall perform applicant background checks and reference checks with previous employers. These checks should include, but not be limited to, the following: number and severity of motor vehicle violations, prior license suspension, previous motor vehicle collisions, previous experience and training.
  5. There shall be a method for collecting written permission from the driver allowing the Company to conduct periodic checks of Motor Vehicle Records where allowed by law, or self-disclosure of driving records.
  6. Up-to-date records of driver qualification, licensing, training, and performance shall be maintained for all drivers.
  7. There shall be a method of categorizing the types and frequencies of motor vehicle violations that will lead to possible disciplinary action or suspension of driving privileges. Workers should be informed about this system. Such a system may be used to place drivers in risk categories and deliver more intensive program elements to higher-risk drivers.
Source: Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)

This information is provided as a courtesy by NETS to its members and also to the general public. It is provided "as is," without any representations or guarantees as to its accuracy, and neither NETS nor any contributing company is liable for the content or use of this information.