Driver Policy for 15 Passenger Vans
Recommended for Full Size 8 & 12-Passenger Vans)
training begins May 2002
- All drivers of 15-passenger vans are required to completed driver
training effective November 1, 2002. Drivers will receive a certificate
indicating they have completed the training course.
- Policy applies to vehicles rented from outside car rental agencies by
- There are no exceptions to this policy. All vehicles, whether used
primarily for highway/freeway or local "commuter" trips, will require
- Once a driver completes the training, they will be "certified" and no
further training will be required.
Fleet Services will offer a two-hour classroom course
Training will be free to unit/departments.
Training related costs will be paid for from the
On the Twin Cities campus, training will be available
monthly at the Fleet Services Building.
On the coordinate campuses, two training sessions
will occur on each campus between May 2002 and November 2002. Thereafter,
training will occur twice a year on each campus.
Penalties for Use of Non-Certified Drivers:
Deductibles for a department that permits a
non-certified driver to drive a full size passenger van will increase as
Unanticipated/Emergency Training Option:
For drivers who unexpectedly need to use a
15-passenger van before the next training session is offered, drivers will
be required to take the two-hour interactive CD-ROM training offered by
the National Safety Council. A temporary "pass" will be issued to those
drivers. The pass will be valid until the next classroom training session
occurs. Drivers will be required to take the classroom training session
as the temporary pass will expire on the date of the next classroom
training session. Fleet Services will purchase four copies of the CD-ROM,
one for each campus.
This policy will be
reviewed after two years. If the University continues to experience serious
accidents with these vehicles by drivers who have completed the
training course, the recommendation will be to phase out the use of these
vehicles over a designated period of time.