Van Driver Approval Program
This page provides a description of the hands-on driving assessment required for every UW-La Crosse employee, student and volunteer that uses a State-owned, leased or rental van for University business that is capable of carrying 12 or more passengers.
The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Fleet Policies and Procedures (PDF) require every UW-La Crosse employee, student or volunteer that uses a State-owned, leased or rental van for University business complete a hands-on driving assessment. This requirement applies for every van capable of carrying 12 or more passengers. The DOA allows this assessment to be waived for individuals who have completed a comparable driver-training program. To request this exemption you must complete a Van Training Exemption form (PDF).
If you do not meet the exemption criteria, you will be required to receive the van driver training. If you need the training, please contact Fleet Services at 608.785.8586. Allow at least two weeks advance notification when scheduling the van driver training assessment. All training will be conducted at the Maintenance and Stores Building.
Personnel who require the training should allow approximately two or more hours to complete the vehicle familiarization and on-the-road evaluation. A charge-back of $60.00 will be assessed to the applicant's account. Applicants will be required to provide this account number on a Van Training Registration (PDF) form prior to completing the evaluation. As necessary, the van driver applicant should acquire approval from their Supervisor or Department Chair prior to charging this expense.
Prior to operating any vehicle for University/State business a Driver Authorization Application form (PDF) must be completed. Each UW-L employee who was authorized to drive State vehicles in the past is automatically re-checked on an annual basis and their authorizations are retained unless otherwise notified. Students and volunteers must annually re-submit this application. This form must be submitted to the Protective Services Office, in the Information Center, at least four days in advance of the need to drive.
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This page provides a listing of 12/15 passenger van checkout and operating instructions.