DRIVER TRAINING

All new drivers receive 20 hours of classroom training and at least 16 hours of on-the-road training before they begin working. On average, TransNet's Risk Management Director conducts training sessions in 2-3 week intervals. All existing drivers receive refresher courses in Defensive Driving and CPR.

COVID-19 Related Training and Protocol

All driver training will be presented on a virtual platform. 

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Virtual Training for Drivers

Additional Driver Requirements

TransNet's policies include a comprehensive background check on each new potential employee. Before employees are hired, a criminal history, FBI finger printing, motor vehicle reports and child abuse checks are obtained and a pre-employment drug test is conducted to ascertain eligibility for employment.

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In addition, on an ongoing basis, TransNet's mandatory drug and alcohol policy requires that all drivers submit to drug testing on a random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion basis. A total of 50% of all employees are tested annually. Driver Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) are updated every year.

Riders really appreciate our professional drivers.

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Drivers Still Offer Passenger Assistance - Masks Required

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Drivers Disinfect High Touch Areas of the Vehicles at Least 3 Times During Their Shift

We're proud of the feedback we continuously receive about the professional, caring personalities of our drivers. Our drivers bring these highly-valuable traits with them, and we provide the additional training that makes them stand apart from other transit service companies.