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F-16 APPENDIX F-4 MINIMUM DRIVER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (Contributed by Jim York, Zurich Services Corporation) Background In an effort to ensure that the most competent and safe drivers are employed at Any Company USA, the following eligibility requirements must be met by each prospective/current employee seeking/holding a position as a driver of a commercial motor vehicle. Minimum Age: 21 Language: Must be able to speak and write the English language. Required License: Must possess a valid driver's license with the applicable endorsements to operate the vehicle within the department to which applicant has applied for employment. Experience: Must demonstrate a minimum of two years total experience, with at least one year "in-type" (similar to prospective position). MVR Quality: No more than one conviction for moving violations within the previous 12 months. No more than two convictions for moving violations within the previous 24 months. No more than three convictions for moving violations in the previous 36 months. Accident History: No more than one preventable accident in the previous 12 months and no more than two preventable accidents in the previous 36 months. No more than one major preventable accident within the previous 36 months. Disqualifying Offenses: No applicant may have been convicted for any of the disqualifying offenses defined at 49 CFR Part 383.51 and 383.53 of the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations. Criminal History: The review committee must review any applicant with a prior criminal history. Physical Qualifications: Each applicant must meet the requirements defined at 49 CFR Part 391.41 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

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F-17 Definitions Moving Violation: A conviction, that occurred in a commercial or non-commercial motor vehicle for any of the following offenses: Speeding: less than 15 mph over the posted speed limit Failure to obey traffic control device Improper passing Improper turn Failure to yield right of way Preventable Accident: An accident, as ruled by the review committee, where the driver failed to do everything that reasonably could have been done to avoid the incident Major Preventable Accident: A preventable accident arising from a lane change, rear end collision, or intersection incident, which resulted in a fatality, injury requiring treatment away from the scene, or disabling damage (tow away) to any vehicle(s). Disqualifying Offense: Any of the drug or alcohol or serious traffic violations, committed in a commercial or non-commercial motor vehicle, which are defined at 49 CFR Part 383.51 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Generally, those violations include: Drug or alcohol violations 1. Driving while under the influence of alcohol as prescribed by state law. 2. Driving while under the influence of a controlled substance 3. Refusing to take a drug or alcohol test Serious traffic violations 1. Speeding for any speed equal to or greater than 15 mph over the posted speed limit 2. Reckless driving as defined by State or local laws 3. Improper or erratic lane changes 4. Following too closely Disqualification provisions Drivers convicted for the first Drug or Alcohol violation within the previous five years are disqualified for driving for a period of one year. Drivers convicted for the second serious traffic violation within a the previous 36 month period are disqualified for driving for a 60 day period.