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dependence and shall not respond to rotation calls if such a condition develops during the course of the rotation period.

  • (10)

    An operator shall not have had driving privileges under revocation or suspension within two (2) years of the date of application.

  • (11)

    An operator shall not respond to a rotation call if his drivers license or medical card becomes expired, suspended, revoked, or denied during the course of the rotation period.

Duty of Employeer:

  • (1)

    An employer shall require each applicant for employment as a commercial motor vehicle driver to provide the information required in Utah Code Ann. section 53-3-416 regarding the applicant's employment history.

  • (2)

    An employer may not knowingly allow, permit, or authorize a driver to drive a commercial motor vehicle during any period when the driver has:

  • (a)

    a CDL that is suspended, revoked, or canceled by any state;

  • (b)

    lost the privilege to drive a commercial motor vehicle in a state;

  • (c)

    been disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle; or

  • (d)

    more than one license.

  • (e)

    Disqualified by a CHPD background check.

Removal from List, Appeal

A tow company whose business, yard, trucks, or employees are not in compliance with the requirements set forth above may be removed from the CHPD approved list of tow service providers. Notice of removal will be in writing from the Tow Coordinator and delivered to the tow company at least five (5) business days prior to the date of suspension.

Tow company violations suspension scale

Violations will be considered in 4 categories:

1. Major: resulting in 3-month suspension.

Violations that would put the vehicle in jeopardy of damage, theft, or unsafe conditions for the vehicle owner; or Two or more moderate violations within a three (3) month period.

Example: reports of theft or vandalism on premises, vehicles parked too close, overcharging, unsafe towing, etc.

2. Moderate: resulting in 1-month suspension.

Two or more minor violations of policy or verified complaints of nonprofessional actions.

Example: unmanned office, storing CHPD tows outside the City, repeated rude behavior to citizens or officers, repeated failure to properly clean an accident site, etc.

3. Minor: resulting in 1-week suspension.

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: The contents of all Cottonwood Heights Police Department Policies & Procedures are confidential and for CHPD use only. The contents shall not be viewed by, or distributed by any method to, anyone outside the CHPD unless prior approval is given by the CHPD Chief of Police.

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