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College Vehicle Drivers

Under Massachusetts law, a DOT medical certificate is required of drivers when operating vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) over 10,000 pounds. Departments with such vehicles provide the names of employees designated to operate those vehicles to environmental health and safety (EH&S). Drivers are responsible for maintaining their medical certification. EH&S may assist in finding a medical provider. A copy of the medical certificate for each driver is kept by EH&S.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) Motor Carrier Safety regulations, 49 CFR Part 382; and Massachusetts regulations 540 CMR 14.00, by reference to the federal regulations, require that drivers of vehicles requiring a commercial driver’s license participate in a controlled substance and alcohol testing program. This includes drivers of vehicles (1) with a gross weight or combination weight of 26,001 pounds or more, (2) designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver, or (3) that are used to transport hazardous materials requiring a placard. Departments with such vehicles provide the names of employees designated to operate those vehicles to environmental health and safety (EH&S). Drivers are responsible for maintaining their medical certification. EH&S may assist in finding a medical provider. A copy of the medical certificate for each driver is kept by EH&S.

Requirements for driving other fleet vehicles are established by Public Safety and can be found in the fleet vehicle handbook.

 

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Environmental Health and Safety
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413.538.2529
Fax 413.538.3031
ehs@hampshire.edu
 

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