Background Check Program Hosts CDL Information Session

NC State CampusNC State University currently employs more than 75 drivers that work or supervise in a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) operating capacity. In order to ensure the highest level of safety and compliance among our campus community, education and safety awareness are a key focus of our CDL program.

The Background Check Program in University HR is responsible for performing additional due diligence prior to hiring CDL drivers, coordinating a DOT-regulated drug and alcohol testing program, facilitating training, and maintaining all records related to hiring and employment of drivers.

On November 13th, in partnership with Safe-T-Works, the Background Check Program hosted the first annual CDL information session for a limited number of campus drivers and supervisors.

The information session focused on best practices and compliance with the rules and regulations governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and those established by NC State. Our campus supervisors are not only advocates for safety, but custodians of compliance for the drivers that report to them. The Background Check Program strives to increase partnerships and give our campus supervisors the tools they need to successfully manage drivers while ensuring the safety of the surrounding community.

Based on the success of the first session, we intend to host additional information sessions for CDL drivers and their supervisors beginning in 2019. If you would like more information or would like to attend the next session, please contact Marshall Love.

Commercial truck

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required for individuals who operate vehicles with a gross weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds, vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) and vehicles used to transport hazardous materials that are required to be placarded by the Hazardous Materials Transportation Administration.