This is a guide for human service agencies in the selection, management and training of volunteers, contractors, and employees, whether the individuals are driving their own vehicles or vehicles owned (or leased) by the agency. The primary difference in the driver selection and training procedures that should be used is in the mix of driver skills which best serve the agency's customers. This manual will assist agencies in identifying and understanding the driving and passenger assistance skills that are needed, the appropriate driver screening procedures, and the various training programs that are currently available. Appendices provide further information on the following: legal duty of the for-hire carrier; general driving skills; passenger assistance skills; interview form; U.S. Department of Transportation physical examination form; inquiry to state agency for driver's record; driver performance test; legal aspects of driver selection; professionalizing the driver; National Safety Council defensive driving course; emergency medical training programs; passenger assistance training course; selection and use of child restraints; establishing an accident review board; mature driving course; and classification of accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southeastern Transportation Center

    University of Tennessee
    309 Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133

    Department of Health and Human Services

    Office of Human Development Services
    Washington, DC  United States  20201
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 163 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-83-17 Final Rpt., HS-037 213
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2003 12:00AM