ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits

Fleet Motor Vehicle Safety

Company vehicles... convenient, necessary, and serious liabilities. Aside from Insurance nightmares, there are many OSHA and DOT regulations surrounding commercial and fleet vehicles, too.

Any employee that is authorized to operate a Company truck or vehicle must meet all requirements of the Federal Highway Administration and State Government Regulations.  Employees that are assigned to operate any kind of vehicle that has a gross combination weight rating of 26,000 or more pounds are required to have a current, valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), issued by the state.

Be sure you have the required safety equipment, and have a good motor vehicle safety plan in place... here's a sample plan we offer our customers to use as some general inspiration and guidance. Feel free to copy and modify to suit their local regulations and specific company policies and needs:


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The Fleet Motor Vehicle Safety Program should apply to all locations where Company vehicles are operated.  These include the following types of Company operated vehicles:

  • Company Cars and Vans
  • Company pool cars and vans
  • Company delivery vehicles and trucks

Vehicles assigned to or purchased or leased by the Company are  intended for official business.  Company motor vehicles are not provided for the convenience of Company employees.

Company vehicles should only be used when it is:

  • the least costly method of transportation available (considering the value of employee time and actual transportation costs) or
  • when no other practical method of transportation is available considering the company task or function to be performed; the location; and any equipment needed to be transported to support the task or function.

Sample Fleet Motor Vehicle Safety Company Policy

Policy:

  1. Motor vehicles shall be acquired, maintained and utilized in support of Company objectives, in the minimum quantity required and in the most practical and economical manner consistent with program requirements, safety considerations, fuel economy, and applicable laws and regulations.
  2. The Company shall designate a Fleet Manager to be responsible for the motor equipment operations and to serve as a single point of contact for issues, information and reports on motor equipment.
  3. Each Fleet Manager will maintain vehicle use records including home-to-work usage.
  4. No employee shall use a Company vehicle for transportation between their home and place of employment without the expressed written approve of the Fleet Manager.

Motor Vehicle Operator Instructions

Supervisors shall inform all operators of Company vehicles concerning:

  1. The statutory requirement that Company motor vehicles shall be used only for official purposes;
  2. Personal responsibility for safe driving and operation of Company motor vehicles, and for compliance with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations including any penalties incurred for violations thereof, and all accident  reporting requirements;
  3. The penalties for unauthorized use of government motor vehicles;
  4. The prohibition against picking up strangers or hitchhikers and limitations on the transportation of non-official passengers;
  5. The proper care, control and use of Company credit cards;
  6. Mandatory use of seat belts by each occupant operating or riding in a government motor vehicle;
  7. Any other duties and responsibilities assigned to motor vehicle operators with regard to the use, care, operation, and maintenance of government motor vehicles;
  8. Their potential income tax liability when they use a Company motor vehicle for transportation between home and place of employment;
  9. The prohibition against smoking in government vehicles; and
  10. Protection for Company employees under the Torts Claim Act (28 USC 2671 and any local legiislation) when acting within the scope of their employment.

Qualifications Needed to Operate Company Vehicles

221-U-FAOThe following lists the MINIMUM qualifications which must be met (and maintained) by any employee assigned to drive a Company truck or vehicle:

  1. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
  1. Applicants must be able to read, speak and write fluently in English.
  1. Applicants must understand highway traffic signs and signals
  1. Applicants must be able to respond to official inquiries and to make written entries on reports and records
  1. Is physically qualified to operate a motor vehicle and has no movement limitations concerning their arms, legs, foot, head, waist, back, hands or fingers.
  1. Has no established medical history that would interfere with their ability to operate a motor vehicle to include:
    1. Myocardial infarction, coronary difficulty, or any heart condition
    2. Diabetes
    3. Respiratory dysfunction
    4. High Blood Pressure
    5. Epilepsy
    6. Mental, nervous, or other functional or psychiatric disorder
    7. Arthritis, neuromuscular, or vascular disease

Additional minimum requirements:

  • Employee has the visual acuity and binocular vision of at least 20/40 (with or without corrective lenses), and the field of vision of at least 70 degrees in each eye.
  • Employee does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without a hearing aid.
  • Employee has passed a pre-employment drug test.
  • Employee does not use drugs that are in the following categories: opiate, hallucinogenic, depressant, or stimulants.
  • Employee must have a valid Commercial Driver’s License
  • Employee has furnished a list of all motor vehicle accidents and convictions that have occurred in the last 3 years.
  • Employee has successfully completed a Company monitored road test.
  • Employee has completed a Company written examination.
  • A background investigation of the applicant’s driving record and employment record over the past three years have been completed.

Reporting Motor Vehicle Accidents

All motor vehicle accidents shall be reported to the Fleet Manager. Accidents which have been determined to be the fault of the Company motor vehicle operator shall be reviewed by the employee’s Supervisor and a copy of the results shall be provided to the Fleet Manager.

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