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CUA Driver Training Program

University Vehicle Program Overview

Vehicle operations are essential to the services provided by the University. However, the incurrence of accidents, damage and abuse of vehicles represent a huge expenditure to the University. In many cases these costs are preventable. This manual sets forth the Catholic University guidelines and procedures regarding use of University vehicles. As such, it is intended to:
• Help ensure the safe operation of University-owned and leased motor vehicles.
• Help ensure the safety of University drivers and passengers.
• Minimize losses, damages, and claims against the University.

In accordance with University Travel Policy, these guidelines and procedures apply to all University employees, students and volunteers who may be engaged in the operation of University-owned, rented or leased motor vehicles. 

Vans can be reserved by visiting the Event Scheduling website. The driver should remember to bring their University ID at the time the keys are picked up.   

All University drivers must be authorized to drive University vehicles. Authorization is valid for the term of one year for students and three years for faculty, staff and volunteers and is accomplished through a review of driving records by the Environmental Health and Safety Department and completion of driver training applicable to the intended vehicle usage.

If you have a breakdown or are involved in a collision, please follow the Breakdown & Collision webpage for instructions.

Employees and Volunteers

All University employee drivers who are benefit-eligible and volunteers are required to complete the CUA Safe Driver application and successfully finish the online training.

Once our office has received the application, we will initiate the Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check. This email will be sent annually for the prior three years of available information. This could take as long as ten business days, depending on the jurisdiction that issued your license. The application can be turned into our office, in the Marist Annex, or the Human Resources Office.

The online training course consists of six lessons on the topics of Intersections, Escape Routes, Driving in Bad Weather Conditions, Parking and Backing, SUVs, Light Trucks and Mini Vans and Defensive Driving.
 

Each lesson has a simple quiz after the applicant reviews the training material.

Students

All student University drivers are required to complete the CUA Safe Driver application and successfully finish the online training.

Once our office has received the application, we will initiate the Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check. This email will be sent annually for the prior three years of available information. This could take as long as ten business days, depending on the jurisdiction that issued your license. The application can be turned into our office, in the Marist Annex, Campus Ministry or Campus Activities.

The online training course consists of six lessons on the topics of Preparing to Drive, Driving Skills, Driving Environment, Special Considerations, Transporting Cargo and Transporting Passengers.
 

After the applicant has reviewed the lessons, there is a simple quiz to be completed.

First-Year Student Drivers will also be required to successfully complete a behind-the-wheel training. This is to familiarize them with the larger vehicles in the University's Fleet. They will be contacted with the training schedule after they complete the online training and we have reviewed their MVR.