Employee Procedures

Employees having the need to apply for approval as a College Approved Driver must:

  • Have a need to operate a vehicle for use in connection with College business, and hold a valid US or Canadian driver's license.
  • Complete an Employee Driver Application form. The form must be printed before completing.
  • The application, along with a copy of the employee's driver's license, must be delivered to Transportation Services in the basement of 1953 Commons or e-mailed to Transportation Services, for a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check.
  • All employees applying for approved driver status must complete an on-line Defensive Driver course administered by Transportation Services.
  • Upon successful completion of the Defensive Driver course, the employee's name will be added to the Approved Drivers Listing.
  • It is expected that all approved College drivers will comply with local and state requirements, as well as the Dartmouth College Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy.
  • For Employees hired to drive vehicles with the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) + 10,001 LBS must be D.O.T Certified every two years.  You may make an appointment at College Health Services at Dick’s House for re-certification, call 603-640-9401. Employee DOT physical information can be found at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~health/services/employee/occ-phys.html.
  • Vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) +26,001 lbs., or Hazardous Materials Placard requires a Commercial Driving License (CDL) and drug and alcohol testing. For more information please contact Transportation Services.