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Fleet Services provides mandatory training for drivers of 15-passenger vans and voluntary defensive-driving training for any faculty, staff or student at the University. There is also a Utility Vehicle Training presentation below that is highly encouraged for those on campus who use that type of vehicle.
Utility Vehicle Training Presentation
This 21-slide presentation is a self-guided training tool for University staff to use. Its goal is to make safer drivers by educating the campus rules of the road and reinforcing good behavior habits. This training is an official appendix of the Vehicle Use Policy.
15-Passenger Van Driving Class
This two-hour mandatory class addresses 15-passenger van safety and the University's expectations of drivers and passengers of 15-passenger vans. To find out more or to register for an upcoming class, contact Driver Training at 612-626-3320.
This four-hour class is taught four times a year on the Twin Cities campus by an instructor certified by the Minnesota Safety Council. Its goal is to make participants safer drivers by teaching defensive-driving techniques. Participants receive National Safety Council certificates upon completion of the class.
|Who:||All faculty, staff and students at the University are welcome to attend. Participation is voluntary. Class size is limited.|
|Where:||Training sessions take place at the Fleet Services Building, 901 -29th Avenue SE. Parking is available in the spaces marked "Rental Customer vehicle parking only" or on the north side of the building.|
|January 15, 2013||8:30 am–12:30 pm||Twin Cities|
|April 16, 2013||8:30 am–12:30 pm||Twin Cities|
|July 16, 2013||8:30 am–12:30 pm||Twin Cities|
|October 15, 2013||8:30 am–12:30 pm||Twin Cities|
|Sessions start promptly at the scheduled time.|
|How:||To register, contact Driver Training at 612-626-3320.|
Fleet Services checks the licenses of full-time drivers of leased and department-owned vehicles annually for validity.
Fleet Services relies on department contacts, known as Designated Responsible Authorities (DRAs), to help identify drivers of University vehicles; carry out the Driver's License Check Program; and comply with University policies regarding the use of University vehicles.
A DRA is an employee of the University who has been assigned this responsibility by the department head.