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Subject: Motor Vehicle Operator Guideline

Date: 01/06/2014

Revision: 1

Page: 4 of 6

Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS)

Notify departments of the licensing requirements for drivers of fleet

vehicles. Provide contact information for the CDL skills training. Review and revise this Guideline with OSEH, as necessary.

  • Review and revise this Guideline with Parking & Transportation

Services, as necessary.

Occupational Health Services (OHS) Clinic

  • Conduct the DOT medical exam in accordance with the federal regulations and issue the Medical Examiner’s Certification (medical card) to individuals meeting the criteria. For individuals not meeting the medical criteria it may be necessary for the individual to provide OHS with documentation to be able to better assess the medical condition in question. In the event the medical issues are not resolved, no DOT medical card will be issued. Note: Under current regulations, the certification is valid for two years, unless the driver has a medical condition that does not prohibit driving but does require more frequent monitoring. In such situations, the medical certification may be issued for a shorter length of time.

  • Provide treatment and follow-up for occupational injuries and illnesses.

PROVISIONS:

A Michigan Chauffeur license is required for any of the following situations:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or more.

  • Operation a motor vehicle carrying passengers or property.

  • Operation of a bus or school bus.

  • Operation a taxi or limousine. NOTE: An exemption to this requirement would be for employees who operate motor vehicles to carry their tools and transport parts only incidentally in connection with their employment. Examples include maintenance or construction personnel. When driving is not the primary job function, the Chauffeur license is not needed, but the DOT medical card would be required. Positions where driving is a primary job function, such as parts expediters or delivery staff, would require the Chauffeur license.

A Michigan Commercial Driver License (CDL) is required in the following situations:

  • Operation of a vehicle with a GVWR or 26,001 pounds or more,

  • Operation of combination vehicles, including:

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