Procedure No.: 47.003
Page No.: 1,2,3 and 4 of 4
Date Issued: 11/1/96
Issued By: Gary North
Individuals must have a valid Commercial Driver's License to operate any of the following vehicles:
ANY AMOUNT of Class A or Class B explosives, Poison A, flammable solids (labeled dangerous when wet; or radioactive material, (Yellow III Label), Uranium hexafluoride fissile (containing more than 1% U255), Uranium low specific activity (containing 1% or less U235).
1,000 POUNDS OR MORE of Class C explosives, nonflammable gas including fluorine gas and cryogenic liquid oxygen, flammable gas, flammable liquid, flammable solid, oxidizers, organic peroxide, corrosives, irritates, chlorine (in container with 110 gallon capacity or more), or combustible liquid (in container with 110 gallon capacity or more), also blasting agents and Poison B.
CDLs are available in three categories, Class A, Class B, and Class C depending upon type and size of vehicle. In addition, separate endorsements are required for the operation of vehicles with air brakes, carry more than 15 passengers (including the driver), transport hazardous materials, carry 1,000 gallons or more of a liquid, and/or tow trailers or equipment.
The Office of University Human Resources will assist affected department in determining which classifications or specific positions will require the CDL. If it is determined that an employee will be required to have a CDL, a revision to that effect must be made to that employee's position description. Revised position descriptions must be forwarded to University Human Resources for review and approval. University Human Resources will notify the employee's department and University Garage of approval.
Applicants for employment as a driver of a commercial motor vehicle must provide information required pursuant to Section 4506.20 of the Revised Code.
The university is committed to assisting incumbent employees whose current positions will require CDLs for execution of their University duties to meet the necessary licensing standards. University Human Resources will provide information on how to obtain the two types of training needed for employees to obtain CDLs. Initially, two training sessions, one for the written test and the second for the skills test, will be offered to those employees on staff whose current position requires a CDL. Employees in this group will be granted time without loss of pay to attend CDL training seminars by appointment with the appropriate training agency and with the permission of the employee's department. In addition, the employee's department may be required to make available the appropriate motor vehicle to the employee for the purpose of training and practice. It is the responsibility of the employee's department to arrange for the vehicle to be transported to the training site for those employees with expired licenses. The employee's department may be assessed a fee for the training sessions.
Employees who are required to possess a CDL for the execution of their university duties who fail to obtain or maintain the proper license and appropriate endorsements as required by law, shall be immediately suspended from CMV operation.
As required by law, employees with CDLs shall report any specified violation to their supervisor by the end of the business day following notice of suspension, revocation, cancellation or loss of CDL privileges. Departments are responsible for reporting information to licensing agencies as required by law and to the University Human Resources no later than the next business day.
Since University grant funding could be affected by non-compliance with drug and alcohol related legislation initiated by federal, state, and local governments, all drivers of commercial motor vehicles must strictly comply with the University's Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy. In addition, since drivers of commercial motor vehicles may be tested for drug and alcohol use, they must also adhere to the drug and alcohol testing requirements outlined in Appendix A.
Specimen testing shall be conducted by a Department of Health and Human Services - Certified Laboratory in accordance with Department of Transportation regulations contained in 49 CFR Part 40, Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug-Testing Programs. A description of those requirements is contained in the MRO Drug Testing Manual. The specimen's chain-of possession shall be strictly adhered to as prescribed by University procedure and as described in the MRO Drug Testing Manual. Specifications will also be noted by specimen collection at non-University sites (e.g. airports in other cities).
Refusal of a covered person to submit to a drug test and failure of a drug test resulting in the suspension or revocation of the certificate or license is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination, consistent with due process. All disciplinary measures involving drug policy violations shall be reviewed with University Human Resources prior to issuance. This is to assure consistency and fairness in implementation.
Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/policy/47-003.html) on May 15, 2013.
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