"SAFE OPERATING PROCEDURES - DOC"
COMMERCIAL VEHICLES EXAMINATION AND ROAD TEST 1. Ensure that driver can complete essential basic instructions or commands of the Examiner before beginning the road test. 2. If Examiner identifies an obvious lack of experience in operation, a learner’s permit shall be issued in lieu of conducting a road test. 3. With engine off, perform pre-operational checks of equipment verifying that parking brake is set and gearshift is in park position. Always conduct inspection in a safe, low traffic area. Never stand directly in front of or to the rear of the testing vehicle. 4. When looking under vehicles, crouch with one knee down rather than bending at waist. 5. Always use a 3-point mount and dismount when climbing on or off vehicles. 6. A seat belt is required to be worn by the Examiner in all vehicles. If the seat belt is malfunctioning, broken or missing, the Examiner shall not conduct a road test in that vehicle. 7. Maintain a clam demeanor and issue simple, crisp instructions throughout the course of the road test. 8. Examiners should observe drivers gear selection and look to the rear while the client is performing backing maneuvers. Note: Many road test accidents occur while clients are parking or backing in the parking lot. 9. Observe the client closely and constantly monitor traffic conditions. Be alert for inattentive driver. During the course of the road test, if the examiner determines that the client is inept/unsafe, the client should be instructed to pull to the side of the road and the test should be terminated. 10. If the examiner observes a client action that could result in a vehicle accident, the Examiner should immediately tell the driver to take corrective action. 11. Use proper lifting techniques when moving objects such as cones, boxes or other objects. 07/23/12 3ce91a44-8a7d-466a-841d-d65ff5d2aea5.doc 1/1