"DRIVER^SELECTION, TESTING, AND LICENSING"
5/5 6y S(, *AR 680-55 i-r REGULATION HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT QE THRAEMY No, WASHINGTON, B.C., 25 January W6& PERSONNEL-GENERAL DRIVER^SELECTION, TESTING, AND LICENSING StCTi L GENERAL Pu^nph P«e Purpose—-._ 1 1 Applicability. 2 1 3 1 general driver uekction testing and licensing procedure. -... 4 2 administration and supply . . . . . . _ _ . . _ . _ _ _ _ _ _ „ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 5 3 I I . D l t E R CATEGORIES General. . _ _ _ . _ _ _ . . . _ „ _ _ _ _ _ _ . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ 6 4 User-drrvcra and additional-duty drivers. .._..........._.. 7 4 Civilian afcvcrs. . . . _ . . . . _ . _ . . . . . _............ .-._.._... 8 4 Physically Itondicapped persons . . . . _ . . . . . . . . . . _ . . _ _ _ _ . . . . _ 9 4 Indigenous d\vers... . . . . . - . . . . . _ . . . - _ . . - . . . . . . - . _ - _ - - . , _ 10 5 Non-Army dri\jis__ ......... ....._-..-........_....... 11 5 III. PERMITS Standard driver pviuits. .._...............,.............. 12 5 Other permits.... _ V _ . ,. ................... . _ . . . . - _ . _ 13 6 Rmewalfi, FiiBpensiont and revocations. .. .... _ . . _ . . - _ . . 14 7 Reassignment of pereoiuicJ And replacement of pcrttiitfi... ... 15 8 IV. D R I V E R TESTING STATIONS AND TEAMS Location and function* of\Ui lions. .................,..._ 16 8 Driver tMtinR poruonnfl...V . .. ..... ..................._. 17 8 Facilities of driver testing st.Ttions.. .......... .......... IS 9 at namiriers.--\..... .......... ........_. 39 9 Section I. GENERAL 1. Purpose. Tliis regulation establishes policy visions are made; and drivers at joint motor pools and standard ]>roroduras for t)if selection, testing, ing and controlled by the Army. and licensing of personnel to become Army motor b. The application of these procedures will be- vehicle drivers except full truck combat vehicle gin wiUi the selection of persons to be licensed. drivers. Full track combat vehicle drivers will be The p r e V i l x j d tests \vill be iven t h r o u h o u t the selected, trained, and licensed in accord unco with Army. provisions contained in TM 21-301. Additional c. Succes,Vul completion of the prescribed tests information on the selection and tmining of will not uufoniaticaily qualify a person for reten- •wheeled vehicle drivers will be found in TM tion as an ArirW driver if, for medical, discipli- 21-300. nary, or other rWsons (including prior accident 2. Applicability, a. Every person operating; a record, attitude toward driving, use of jnf/>xj.cants, motor vehicle for the Army must possess a valid etc.) he appears toVe incapable of continuing as permit (SF 46, United States Government Motor a -safe and corni>eten^3river. Vehicle Operator's Identification Card) secured 3. Responsibility, a^ppropriate commanding under the provisions of this regulation. The form officers are responsible far selection, testing, and will be requisitioned through AG publications sup- licensing Army motor vehicle drivers, for staffing ply channels. This specifically includes officers, driver testing stations, aniKfor implementation warrant officers, enlisted personnel, civilians, and of this regulation. They rnayVbnpose additional indigenous personnel; physically handicapped or requirements, not in conflict wrth this regulation, limited service personnel for whom special pro- made necessary by local traffic conditions, civil ro- v*ThiB regulation supersedes AR 600-55, 11 April 1961 including all changes. TAGO 757A—Jan. 300-471*--68 RETURN TO ARMY LIBRARY ROOM 1 A 518 PENTAGON AR 600-55 strictions, accident experience data, and desired progressively screening those with standard scores standards of driver performance and preventive nearest to 85. Battery I is used only at reception maintenance. station's for replacement stream personnel and is o. 0.S. Army reception station commanders are aot to be used by, or distributed to, other activities responsible for administering Motor Vehicle or installations. The Battery I standard score will Driver Battery I, MDB-I, to receptee personnel be entered on DA Form 848 (Equipment Oper- as part of reception station processing. Super- ator's Qualification Record (except Aircraft)) at vision of test administration and disposition of test the time the individual is licensed as a vehicle scores will be in accordance with the provisions of operator in accordance with AR 385-55. this regulation, AR 600-200, AR 611-5, and AR b. Motor V&hwl-e Driver Selection Battery II. 612-10. A series of written and manual tests (specified in c. Staff responsibility for the selection, testing, DA Pam 310-8) to determine driver judgment, and licensing of drivers normally will be that of visual judgment, and eye-hand coordination. In- tho transportation officer. In organizations with- dividuals tested with Battery 1 who attained a out a transportation officer, the motor transport scoro of 85 or higher will not be required to take officer or oilier qualified individual may be as- Batte.ry II. Testing w i f h Battery II is required signed this function. only in conjunction with licensing of personnel d. Administration of motor vehicle driver selec- who attained a standard score of less than 85 on tion tests as a function of the licensing procedure Battery 1, or who were not tested with Battery I at installations and organizations other than re- at a reception station. It is not to be administered ception stations should be accomplished by quali- at reception stations except to i>ermanent party fied driver testing personnel (para 17 and 19). personnel, as required. Personnel who did not re- 4. General driver selection testing and licens- ceive Buttery I at a reception station (including ing procedure. Motor vehicle driver toting pro- personnel of Reserve components), and individuals cedures will includo the following: who attained a standard scoro below 85 on Bat- a. Motor Vehicle Driver 8election Haiti' ry /. tery I, may be administered Battery II by the A series of written tents (specified in DA Parn appropriate driver testing station or team (sec 310-8) to determine driving a p t i t u d e and basic I V ) . Standard scores for Battery II will IHJ en- knowledge of motor vehicle operation. Replace- tered on DA Form 20. The score will be entered ment stream enlisted fiersonnel processed through on DA Form .'548 for military personnel or in the reception stations will tie administered Motor Ve- appropriate personnel file for others at the time hicle Driver Selection Battery I as a part of re- the individual is licensed as a vehicle operator. A ception processing in accordance w i f h this passing score for Battery 11 is 80. A higher pass- regulation and AK (1 1-2-10. Administration of ing score on Battery II may be prescribed by these tests will precede immunizations and inocu- proper authority for operators of emergency ve- lations. Test results (raw score) of Battery I will hicles (police patrol, fire.fighting, ambulances), bo converted into a standard score as sjwmfied in personnel carriers (buses or vehicles carrying nine DA Pam 611-119. The standard score, regardless or more passengers), vehicles carrying hazardous of score attained, will be entered on DA Form 20 cargo, or where warranted by accident experience (Enlisted Qualification Record) in accordance or for special operations. A low score (below 82) with AR GOO-200. It is intended that enlisted per- on the Emergency Judgment Test (see DA Pam sonnel who operate. Army motor vehicles as an Gil-125) is indicative of need for special training. integral part, of their primary duties will be only c. Physical evaluation nica.iures. A series of psy- those individuals with standard scores of 85 or chophysical tests administered by means of a higher on Battery I. Military expediency may standard driver testing and training device to sometimes require developing drivers from indi- evaluate applicant's physical abilities and provide viduals with scores below 85. This will be done basis for counseling and guidance. The physical only after exhausting the supply of all otherwise evaluation measures will be administered at the qualified persons with standard scores of 85 or installation or within tho organization to all driver higher on Battery 1, and will be accomplished by applicants meeting prior requirements. These TAGO 757A AR 600-55 measures serve for purposes of guidance and coun- I will be given Battery II. Applicants must then seling, as well as for rejecting individuals so handi- attain a standard score of at least 80 on Battery capped as to present a clear risk to safe driving. II to qualify. Pei-sons who fail to qualify within the specified /. Driver interviews and driver qualification range on any of these measures will be referred records. Driver interviews arc an integral part of to the appropriate medical officer for judgment as the program for selecting, training, qualifying and to whether or not they should be qualified for retention of Army drivers. They will be conducted driving. These provisions will not be used as a and DA Form 348 initiated, prior to issuance of basis for disqualifying civilian drivers who meet a driver permit, by the testing or training organi- the physical standards for civilian motor vehicle zation. Information obtained during interviews, operators and incidental operators contained in together with test scores and other data, will be appendix A, chapter 930, Federal Personnel recorded on DA Form 34.8 when the individual is Manual. Those individuals selected as driver licensed as a vehicle operator. This record will be trainees must pass the physical evaluation meas- presented upon application for renewal of per- ures unless, in the opinion of the medical authori- mit. Disposition of DA Form 348 will be in ac- ties, weaknesses indicated may be corrected or cordant* with Ali 3S5-55. compensated by means of counseling and guidance g. Counseling, guidance, and remedial training. incident to training. The driver applicant should be assisted in over- d. Driver performance texts. Successful comple- coming or correcting physical deficiencies or poor tion of Motor Vehicle Driver Performance and driving habits. Counseling and remedial training Physical Evaluation Test (sec DA Pam 611-125), are a necessary part of the licensing process which including the road test, constitutes the final quali- must be accomplished prior to the issuance of per- fying step in the driver testing program and cul- mits. Upon the completion of a test phase, involv- minates in the awarding of a driver permit. A ing the physical evaluation measures and the passing score on the road test, is 70. Driver trainees driving performance test, the applicant will be will take these tests upon completion of driver advised as to his deficiencies (without divulge,nee training. The road tent will be adminisfered on of item scores or relaxation of standards) and told the most complex or largest vehicle which the how to rectify errors. In no case should scores on applicant will operate. However, the examinee the Motor Vehicle Driver Selection Batteries I and must demonstrate familiarity with the controls II bo. used for counseling purposes. Reference may and operation of each type if he is lo Ixj qualified be made to the medical officer in appropriate cases to drive. or the individual may l>e given remedial driver c. Testing aJid relenting. Applicants for new and training fco correct deficiencies. After receiving renewed permits will be, administered the appro- such assistance he, may be retested for qualification. priate tests in tho order listed above. Documentary 5. Test administration and supply, a. S[>ecific record of successful completion of either Motor procedures for administering all testing phases Vehicle Driver Selection Battery I or II within arc prescribed iu DA Pam Gil-119 and in DA tho prior 3 years normally will exempt the appli- Pam CI1-125 which covers the Motor Vehicle cant from retaking the test. Failure to pass any Driver Performance and Physical Evaluation required battery or phase will result in disquali- Test. General testing conditions prescribed in AR fication and preclude the further testing of the 611-5 will apply for the administration of motor individual at that time. Retesting will begin at vehicle driver selection tests. the phase on which the applicant failed, provided b. Test materials, including booklets, answer appropriate retraining has been given. Retesting sheets, scoring keys and manuals required to ad- with Battery I is not authorized. When necessary minister the motor vehicle driver selection tests to qualify sufficient individuals as drivers to meet are contained in DA Pam 310-8. Test materials operational requirements, applicants who received should he requisitioned by the install at ion/activity a Battery I score of less than 85 and those in- Test Control Officer (TCO), appointed in accord- dividuals who have not been processed through ance with AR 611-5, from the U.S. Army Publica- reception stations and thereby not given Battery tions Center, 2800 Eastern Boulevard, Baltimore, TACO 7.17A AR 600-55 Md. 21220. Motor vehicle driver selection testa (see DA Pam 611-125). This device, together with materials will be secured in accordance with AR its component parts, is a Mobility Equipment 611-5. Command item of supply, and may be procured c. The Driver Testing and Training Device by requisition on the Commanding General, U.S. (current model, Federal Specification MTJL-D- Army Mobility Equipment Command, St. Louis, 10795) contains all the materials and instructions Mo. 63120. Equivalent testing instruments may necessary to conduct the physical evaluation meas- be constructed locally, provided they are made to ures listed in the Manual for Motor Vehicle accurately measure the physical characteristics as Driver Per forum nee and Physical Evaluation Test prescribed. Section II. DRIVER CATEGORIES 6. General. Individuals not given Battery I at tactical vehicles or other social military types of (he reception station may make application and automotive equipment, Army test procedures may IM> tested to become licensed drivers without taking be imposed. In such rases the special or additional ]lattery I. Action to procure driving permits for requirements must IK" stated in the job specifica- enlisted personnel will be initiated by the unit tions and must be met before appointment. commander or (lie individual may make applica- c. The applicable provisions of paragraph 4 may tion with the approval of the unit commander. l>e applied to civilian employees except that the Officers and warrant officers may be tested amd provisions of paragraph 4^ will not be used as n licensed at their request. Civilians may bi>. referred basis for disqualifying civilian drivers who meet, to the test in JT station by the civilian personnel the physical standards for civilian motor vehicle officer in connect ion w i t h examination for appoint- ope.nitors and incidental o;>erators contained In ment to Civil Service positions requiring operation appendix A ; chapter 930, Federal Personnel of Army motor vehicles. Manual. 7. User-drivers and additional-duty drivers. d. The provisions of this regulation are applica- No exceptions to this regulation are made in the ble to civilians appointed under direct hire au- case of persons who regularly operate vehicles in t h o r i t y "m the absence of Civil Service registers connection with other work or incident to other and in case of reinstatement, posilion change or duties. A person employed either as a pnrf or full- transfer nnd noncornpef Stive job appointment. time driver for the Army must snr'-essf'iHy com- e. See paragraph lo<? in regard to incidental plete (lie appropriate series of required tests. operator permits for civilian employees. 8. Civilian drivers, a. Successful completion of 9. Physically handicapped persons. Physi- Civil Service requirements is adequate for civilian cally handicapped persons who pass the required applicants who are not required to drive tactical selection batteries but whose, handicaps, as indi- or special military equipment. Road test procedure cated by physical evaluation measures, raise, doubt contained herein so closely parallels Civil Service- as to their driving ability will l>e referred to (lie requirements that duplicate road testing should appropriate medical authority for judgment. Cer- riot be necessary. A person who initially meets tain physical handicaps may be. compensated for, Civil Service motor vehicle operator appointment or corrected, so that they alone are not sufficient requirements which include an experience require- grounds for refusal of standard license; other ment, a safe driving record, a practical road test, handicaps may limit the individual to driving of and possession of n valid driver's license issued by specific vehicles or under si>ecific renditions. A the State, District of Columbia, or possession in certificate of the findings will be furnished the which domiciled or principally employed for op- testing station for entry on DA Form 348. Nota- eration of the Government motor vehicle, and has tion of the medical report will be included in the. passed either the Army or Civil Service road test, individual's personnel file. The responsibilities of is qualified for employment as an Arm}' driver. a physically handicapped person for the opera- &. Where a Civil Service applicant is to be con- tion of a vehicle are the same as those of other sidered for a position requiring the operation of licensed drivers. 1 TAfiO 7r.7A AR 600-55 10. Indigenous drivers, a. This paragraph ap- official scoring key. Such adaptations plies to indigenous drivers, foreign nationals em- should be forwarded to the Chief of Per- ployed as Army drivers, military personnel of sonnel Operations, ATTN: OPOPMM, allied Armies operating U.S. Army vehicles, Washington, D.C. 20315 for reference and prisoners of war. Because of language barriers possible use elsewhere. Construction of connected with the employment of foreign driv- other driver testing instruments, however, ers, and local driving customs, translations and/or is not authorized. adaptations of the basic testing material may be &. Limitations imposed on foreign drivers as a necessary and are permitted. However, since such matter of security should be stated on permits and translations and/or adaptations are not based upon enforced accordingly. See paragraph 13d regard- research, adequacy of the translation or adapta- ing the issuance of limited permits in such cases. tion is a responsibility of the appropriate area c. Agreements with allied armies regarding joint, command and not of Headquarters, Department employment of U.S. Army vehicles or drivers will of tho Army. In this connection, the following incorporate essential features of this regulation guidelines are established for the publication of and be approved by Headquarters, Department of translated driver selection and licensing te^ts. the Army. (1) The published booklet will contain no 11. Non-Army drivers. The extent of applica- reference to the Department of the Army tion of this regulation to non-Army drivers at mili- or to the Chief of Personnel Operations tary installations will he, left to the discretion of but will be identified with the area com- tho appropriate commander. These applications mand. In lien of such reference, the fol- are as follows: lowing statement will be printed on the a. The incidental driver permit (para 13e) may cover of each lxx>klet: be used for licensing the, drivers of private Translated from DA Form — _ In accord- automobile.1;. ance with paragraph 30, All GOO-HS. Not to be reproduced without pcnufssiun of I). When contractor-employed drivers are _____„_. . . . _ _ _ _ . (appropriate area com- utilized, a statement will be included in the basic mand) contract agreement as to the. applicability of this (2) Department of tho Army form numbers, regulation. DA pamphlet numbers, and DA PRTs c. Valid permits of active members of other U.S. will not be used as form designations. military services or Government agencies may l>e (3) To the maximum extent possible, the honored as a matter of courtesy. Local command- order of test items in each test -will he ers will ascertain that such persons arc made scrambled to prevent compromise of tho cognizant of local driving requirements. Section III. PERMITS 12. Standard driver permits, a. Standard natures are authorized in accordance with AR 340- Form 46 will be issued to persons completing the 15, but they do not relieve the officer whose signa- prescribed tests and qualifying under this regula- ture is used from responsibility for the proper tion. Tho standard, nonlimited, or full permit will precautions (including numbering and recording bo issued to both military and civilian personnel the issue of permits) against misuse. to bo employed as regular, part-time, or addi- c. Permits will be completed and authenticated tional-duty drivers. The standard permit should for each type of vehicle the holder is qualified to cover all drivers with the exception of those few drive. Normally, a person will be qualified to drive for whom special provision is made in paragraph all vehicles of the same chassis type up to and in- 13. cluding those of the weight class of the vehicle b. Operator's permits will be authenticated by on which he passed the performance test. How- the commanding officer or tho authorized supervis- ever, where the characteristics of the testing vehi- ing civilian or commissioned officer. Facsimile sig- cle are such that full driving ability is not ascer- TAGO 707A AR 600-55 tained (c.g., automatic transmission vehicles), the 6. Learner permits. specific nomenclature and/or characteristics of the (1) Learner permits will be issued only to vehicle will be entered on the permits. This will those undergoing a course of driver train- indicate that the man is qualified on the specific ing. Successful completion of the required vehicle rather than all vehicles of its weight or tests is prerequisite for receiving a learner chassis type. For example: permit (SF 46). Tho words "Army- (1) Truck, S^-ton, 6 x G (automatic trans- learner" stamped on tho face will be used. mission only). These permits are valid only during reg- (2) Truck, 10-ton, 6 x 4 (straight truck only: ular training periods, and only under any Not qualified for tractor-semitrailers). one of tho following conditions: d. When licensing is performed in connection (a) When a qualified driver, instructor, or with the awarding of military or civilian occupa- examiner accompanies the trounce in tional speciality or when part time vehicle opera- the vehicle; or tion is performed as an additional duty, the driver (ft) When the vehicle is operated within a will bo rated on vehicles up to and including the controlled driving range or training i^/o-ton truck w i t h manual gear shift for quali- area; or fication as light truck driver. Vehicle operators will (c) When the vehicle is operated in a con- IKJ rated on stniight trucks over ii'^-ton capacity trolled motor column in connection or on truck-tractor semitrailer combinations for with the course of driver training. qualification as hejivy-truc.k driver. (2) Learner permits become invalid v\xn\ c. Permits will he. stamped on the front w i t h the completion of the course and must l>e word ''Army" and on bark with '"Light" and/or surrendered. u Heavy", as applicable. c. iTiridentai-drircr permits. /. Permits will be valid for 0 years from the (1) Incidental driver permits are issued (o date of "issuance unless revoked earlier fi>r cause. officer, enlisted, and/or civilian personnel The expiration date entered will I>e the same date who must operate motor vehicles for .short , «"i years later, or the earliest workday thereafter. jjeriods of time- in connection with their \ Validity of permits issued for operntion of ma- duties. SF 4G conspicuously stamped w i t h terials handling and like equipment will be in the words "Army-incidental" on the face accordance with TM 7-13 200. Commanding offi- of the ]H*rmit will be used. An applicant cers may prescribe shorter periods of validation. for an incidental permit may be licensed ff. Military personnel upon separation from the without taking driver selection batteries service may retain their SF 4G provided the words I and I I if he meets all the following "NOT VALID—Separated from the Service" are qualifications: overstamped or otherwise legibly marked on the (a) Possesses a certificate, signed by ant au- front and back of (he card. At the time of separa- thorizing official to the effect that occa- tion the SF 46 will brought up-to-date with all sional driving is necessary in perform pertinent information contained in DA Form 348. ance of official duties. h. Civilian personnel will surrender SF46 upon (ft) Holds a valid State driver's license, or separation from the service as required by Federal has l>een licensed as a driver or chauf- Personnel Manual Supplement 1)90.1, Book III feur under civil service. Section 930.114 (c). 13. Other permits, a. General.. Limited provi- (c) Satisfactorily undergoes the physical sion is made for the issuance of special jwrmits evaluation measures and passes the. for specifically stated purposes. These will consist driving performance test on the type of of SF 46 conspicuously stamped with the appro- vehicle for which license is required. priate designation. Such permits will be kept to (2) Holders of incidental permits may be re- the minimum consistent with requirements, and, stricted to any of the following type ve- except for expert permits, will not be issued in lieu hicles and conditions as specified by the of standard permits when the latter would other- commander: wise Inapplicable (fig.l). (a) Operation of conventional, f o u r - TAOO 757A AR 600-55 wheeled vehicles such as sedans, and issued to physically handicapped persons utility and pickup-typo trucks, when the nature of the handicap is such (ft) Operation of vehicles within the, com- that it can be corrected or compensated mand area of the issuing agency, except for by usual means. when otherwise expressly stated on the (S) Standard Form 46, stamped on the face permit. with the words "Army-limited", will bo (c) Operation of vehicles under normal, used and in each case the specific limita- nontactical, r o a d w a y and traffic tion will be stated on the permit Sample conditions. remarks for limited permits include— (d) Operation of military vehicles by Re- "Valid only for vehicles with auto- servo component personnel during matic transmission" Reserve training activities, "Valid only under guard" (e) Operation of military vehicles during "Limited to post" exercises, m a n e u v e r s , or major e. F.xpert driver or operators' permits. Army emergencies. vehicle drivers or operators of special mechanical (3) The expiration date of incidental per- equipment (construction, materials handling) who mits will be the date of completion of have had exceptional driving or operators' per- duty for which issued if of a one-time formance and safety records for at least 12 con- nature. In the ease of need, incidental secutive- months are eligible for safety award un- I>ermiUs may be retained for periods not der appropriate provisions of Alt 385-10, and may to exceed 1 year. Commanders may au- have "Army Expert" stamped on their permits thorize incidental permits to drivers of in recognition of merit. non-Army vehicles operated on the. post. 14. Renewals, suspensions, and revocations, Further restriction on the use of inciden- a. Driver permits are renewable every 3 years, tal permits is authorized when the priv- unless otherwise prescribed. Renewal procedure ilege has l*uin abused. will l>e, followed whenever a licensed driver is to d. Limited pe.nnity. qualify on an additional type of vehicle. Renewal (1) Limited permits will lw issued only to procedures will consist of an examination of driv- otherwise qualified drivers who for rea- er's qualification record, administration of the sons of physical deficiency, occupational physical evaluation measures, and a limited road status, training limitations, or other rea- test to determine further training needs. Renewals sons should be limited to tho operation may be denied on the basis of accident record and of specific vehicles, under specific condi- traffic violations, and upon recommendation of tions, or within a specific area. Limited medical officers in cases of physical limitation. permits will be kept at the minimum con- &. Permits may be suspended or revoked for sistent with the proper utilization of per- cause at any time. Before reissuance of the permit, sonnel. Their purpose is to make limited the individual will be given remedial training and use of otherwise qualified individuals reexamined for qualification. Retraining and re- whose status or condition precludes issu- testing of a driver will be required by the com- ance of a full permit. In this category are manding officer, if deemed advisable, when— amputees, combat wounded, prisoners, ( 1 ) Warranted by accident, record, training prisoners of war. needs, or other causes; (2) Limited permits will not be issued to (2) Operating procedure is drastically cover minor restrictions. For example, changed; they will not bo Issued to drivers by reah (3) Records are not available to establish son of their having qualified for only one proof of driver's successful completion of or a few vehicles. They will not be issued prescribed tests; to civilian personnel by reason of thoir (4) Competency appears to be impaired by being restricted to administrative or non- physical defect or condition, or other lim- tactical driving alone, nor will they he itation. TAGO 757A AR 600-55 o. Civilian employees whose driver permits are suspended or revoked for cause will be subject to will bo instructed in local traffic regulations and adverse action in accordance with CPR Si.4. operating procedures. 15. Reassignment of personnel and replace- &. Issuance of duplicate permits to replace those ment of permit a. A driver may retain his valid lost or stolen is authorized. However, verification operator's permit upon reassignment. His quali- of the individual's driving qualifications is re- fications, however, will be reveiwed to determine quired for issuance or duplicate permit without advisability of continuing perm it without reexami- examination. Duplicate permits will be so marked nation. Commanders are authorized to reexamine and any record of previous accidents will be and re test any or all personnel realigned to their recorded. Section IV. DRIVER TESTING STATIONS AND TEAMS 36. Location and functions of stations, a. and situations. Mobile testing teams rimy be desir- Driver testing stations or teams will be established able in some areas. Remotely situated organiza- at installations and within organization on a tions and unite operating separately may be permanent, part-time, or temporary basis. Stations granted authority to test and qualify their own normally will be established as follows: drivers. In such cases, necessary equipment and (1) At installations employing f>0 or more ad- test materials and qualified tost supervisor(s) w i l l ministrative use vehicles, the station will bo made available to the unit by the appropriate l)e established in connection with or as a headquarters. part of the Transportation Motor Pool. <*. Driver testing stations will have the primary (2) Within training divisions .service schools, functions of conducting driver tests (except for or other organizations or activities hav- Rattery I ) , remedial training, and issuing motor ing a hciwy input or turnover of driver vehicle operator permits. This includes the. related personnel, stations will l>e established as functions of driver interviews, counseling, and part of the personnel processing, l raining, guidance; recording, review, and evaluation of or motor pool functions. drivers records; security issuance, and scoring of test materials: preparation for and control over (3) Annies, corps, divisions, and other orga- the use of testing devices, equipment, and routes; nizations down to and including battal- and the preparation, authentication, renewal, and ions, and service installations such as de- revocation of licenses. It also includes administer- pots and ports, will provide testing sta- ing driver tests to civilian personnel in accordance tions in connection with motor transport w i t h civil service requirements. The stations w i l l activities, and/or as part of headquarters perform periodic review of qualifications and re motor pool functions. examination of all driver pci-sonnel. They also are (4) GONTJS armies and area or section com- authorized tx> test personnel operating privately mands overseas will establish and be re- owned vehicles on the post. sponsible for stations as needed to process d. Kach testing station will maintain a ledger drivers of widely distributed smaller units of all jjcnnits issued. The ledger will include the within their geographical areas. rmrnc of the person to whom issued, date, type of (5) Transportation truck battalions normally permit, and authority or certificfufion. •will provide personnel and facilities for 17. Driver testing personnel, a. Transportation assigned transportation, truck units, ex- motor pools and motor transport units will pro- cept where the installation or similar vide testing personnel on a full-time or additional- commander requires that other existing duty basis within the capabilities of existing TI) testing facilities be used. and TOE positions. Augmentation, however, will 5. Major commands are authorized to adapt be required for driver trainers, personnel manage- their driver testing services to local requirements ment technicians (711120), and for other person- TAGO 757A AR 600-55 nol at stations processing more than 100 driver 6. Two categories of examiners normally are re- applicants per month, Tho following is a guide for quired to administer the tests prescribed herein. tho staffing of a permanent-type testing station: They are personnel management specialists (71H (1) The station will Ixs supervised by & com- 20) for the conduct of the selection batteries, and missioned or warrant officer. motor transport specialists (MOS 641520) for the (2) Enlisted personnel will perform the fol- conduct of physical evaluation measures and lowing testing station duties, be qualified driver performance tests. Equivalent civilian tech- in the indicated MOS's, and have such nicians may be used. Personnel management spe- additional qualifications as may be re- cialists will be provided by the appropriate unit quired (para 19). personnel officer as required for performance of (a) Testing Station SujM-rvisor (G4C40). this function. In every case, however, personnel (b) Driver Counselor or Trainer (64B20). must lie specially selected and be given additional (c) Test Administrator (711120). training for their duties as driver examiners. Kx- (d) Road Test Checker (64H20). aminers should IK> qualified in both the written b. In addition to a above, the. testing station will and road test procedures so that they may be used require- the part-time services of medical and traffic interchangeably throughout the testing process. control personnel, and test xssistnaits or proctors. c. An evaluation chart for the selection of in- The services of qualified civilian si>ecialists may structors and examiners is contained in TM 21- be utilized in any of the positions listed in a above™ 300 and should be followed in determining 18. Facilities of driver testing stations. The examiner qualifications. testing station w i l l provide facilities as indicated d. Periodically, road test examiners assigned to in section 111, AH (>11~"», pins necessary training a station should bo checked as to the consistency media and clinical demonstrations, of their test evaluations by having examiners 19. Qualifications of examiners, a. The effec- simultaneously rate the same driver applicant, tiveness of the motor vehicle driver testing and A f terward, the ratings are compared and an effort licensing program will depend largely upon the made to bring their findings to a single, consistent qualificat ions of the examiners. The ideal examiner standard. Neither severity nor laxity is desirable should bo a reliable, responsible individual amd in administering these tests* should possess a knowledge of test administration. e. At those stations processing civil sen ice, driver Ho should be thoroughly f a m i l i a r with proper applicants, examiners should be qualified also as driving techniques and be trustworthy enough civil service examiners. Tins will simplify tho to l>e completely i m p a r t i a l in all examination processing of civil service applicants for employ- procedures. ment us Army drivers. TACO 7S7A AR 600-55 0001058084 Jtequlrarovnta Typepwmlt AppllW to— AppH- Pbyil- Itnnuks Int«r- cableae- cal Road OUi*r vbw leettoo uitot- Met uau ures Army-standard.. X.. X.. X.. X._ ...._.... ...... drivers (except as lions of a correctable given below). nnture -ire not dis- qualifying. Anny-learner... x__ X.. C) .... ................ of formal driver Army-lnci- Occasional drivers, (') X_. X. _ Certificate of For the occasional, non- dentftl. non-Army drivers, Need. * Army or private driver private nuto drivers. vthicd' on or near post. Armj-limited,.. Phyaitially limited 0) X Ci-rUfic.ili' Certain physical n'tjiiirL'- drivers, prisoner nicnts nuiy be waived drivers. fur specific vehicles or specific conditions. Army-ex pert.... 1'jcc.epiionally quali- Issued ns ft rceORnition fied professional and for of merit. drivers. one i ftMYivcd during ntu-Aaictrl Ifwri(«ri«iOMUj<] trMiiiitr, ffiuirrinenty i*luhliiltfd hy itm ' Limited Interview. Shifter CouMiilv-ion. F"H- ii:ir:icr:i;-h *>. M'lvlUun (Invprs uaisi vu^id Slult; <lr;vi-rs liuc:.h> ''i S>li;np<l ton:c.l»: vri.icU-oi --i:;(iu«7r<^ii;if.|; Arni>-.iUi:idaiil Figure I. .Motor nl..<!t <trir,r lircnting. The proponent of this regulation is the Office of the •fW^^^^BBBL. Users are invited to send comments and suggested im provements to n , i, n,i.,» ,,f rlh|rf f... n^.^^^.l, A,TTN P^^fPfrft-SP Deportment of the Army, Washington, D.C. 20310. By Order of tlm Scci-olury <>f (he A r m y : HAROLD K. JOHNSON', General. I'hitcd ^'t-rtci Ofiicial: Chief of Staff. K K N K H T I I (I. WJCK1IAM, Major Gencrai, United State* Army. The Adjutant General. Distribution: Active Army^NG, and U$AR; To be distributed in acconlance with DA Form 12-9 requirements for Administration—A. 10 TACO 707A PENTAGON LIBRARY 0001058084