Driver Safety & Compliance
Fleet and Transit Services offers Driver Safety Awareness Training and Compliance Programs to meet mandatory Federal and state transportation service requirements. These programs include:
- DMV Pull Notice Program
- The University, an employer of drivers, participates in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Employer Pull Notice System (EPN), which provides employers and regulatory agencies with a means of promoting driver safety through the ongoing review of driver records. The EPN program allows an organization to monitor the California Driver License records of employees who drive on the organization's behalf. An employee whose license has had a disqualifying action (suspension or revocation of license or certificate) by the DMV cannot be employed as a driver. Employees considered by the University to have a poor driving record after being evaluated to be a 'negligent' operator by the DMV (based on violation point count) shall not be employed as drivers.
The program assists the employer in identifying a driver:
• who has been convicted of a driving offense,
• who is accumulating a negligent operator's record,
• whose license has been suspended or revoked,
• who has had any other actions taken against their driving privileges or certificate.
Employee records are reviewed as received from the DMV and copies are forwarded to Campus Human Resources for appropriate personnel actions related to the disposition of driving privileges. Campus departments will be responsible to add new employees and delete employees when they leave the University.
This monitoring will help to improve campus safety by revealing problem drivers or driving behavior. Each campus driver's license validity can be verified and it will help to minimize your liability as an employer.
- Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
Fleet & Transit is committed to providing safe transportation, ensuring a safe working environment for all employees, and creating a workplace environment free from the adverse effects of drug and alcohol substance abuse or misuse.
In accordance with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, Fleet & Transit administers a Drug and Alcohol Testing program for commercial drivers performing designated safety-sensitive functions. Testing for the illegal use of alcohol and controlled substances is required for all DOT-covered drivers and applicants for these positions. Non-DOT drivers are also included in this program. See also: University of California Policy on Substance Abuse.
The following tests are performed:
Test Type Screening For Pre-Employment Testing Drug Random Testing Drug & Alcohol Post-Accident Testing Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Cause Drug & Alcohol Return to Duty Drug & Alcohol Follow-Up Drug & Alcohol
Fleet & Transit has contracted with First Advantage, a third party vendor, with responsibility for selection, testing, and reporting of drug and alcohol tests for all covered employees.
All tests are conducted at the following certified collection sites:
Drug & Alcohol Screening
11611 San Vincente Blvd.
Phone: (310) 820-0013, Fax: 310-207-2630
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Drug & Alcohol Screening
6033 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 200
Open 24 hours 7 days a week
Campus departments will be recharged for all costs associated with testing and administration of the program.
- Driver Safety Training
Fleet & Transit sponsors a “Safe Driver” Awareness Program for employees who drive a University vehicle in order to perform their job duties. This program educates drivers on defensive driving techniques, consequences of poor driving habits, and the role of individual driver behavior. We are committed to providing safe driving practices and outreach programs to mitigate risk, lower the frequency of vehicular collisions, and reduce campus liability.
SmithSystem is the driver training program used to instruct University drivers on defensive driving best practices and collision avoidance. SmithSystem helps drivers see, think and react to driving challenges in different driving situations and vehicle types.
Who should participate?
While we strongly encourage all classification of drivers to participate in Instructor-led training, we have an online version of the class that semi-frequent or occasional drivers can complete directly on their desktop. In order to determine the best training option for your drivers, please refer to the table below:
• Occupational Driver (drives daily, or more than 25 hours per month)
• Frequent Driver (drives from 10 to 25 hours per month)
• Semi-Frequent Driver (drives from 5 to 10 hours per month)
• Occasional Driver (drives less than 5 hours per month)
BruinDriveSafe is our new Learning Management System that campus drivers can use to enroll in training. Each department can also have their Driver Safety Training Coordinator (DSTC) enroll drivers in classes. For Instructor-led and online courses, please refer to the DST Coordinator User Guide.
*Employees who take the online training are required to pass the review quiz with a 100% score in order to complete the course. System requirements: Internet Explorer must be used for all online courses.
Instructor Led SmithSystem Online Training* Basic Driver Training Forward Motion/Backing Refresher Training Post-Collision Training In-Vehicle Training
- Contact Us
- Email: [email protected] | Phone: (310) 825-2963