Effective October 1, 1989, anyone who drives equipment over 26,000 pounds in weight, or which carries hazardous materials or 16 or more passengers, must obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The procedures to be followed in obtaining a CDL include taking a written test, a driving test, and obtaining a DOT medical card, which requires a physical examination. A person may avoid taking the driving portion of the test, if the person has a good driving record, by acquiring a letter from his/her department director indicating that he currently operates large equipment and is proficient in that operation.
Layton City will pay the costs of obtaining a CDL for all employees in positions which have the CDL as a job requirement. This includes the costs for the tests and the cost of physical examinations to obtain and maintain the DOT medical card.
Each department is required to maintain a current list of positions within each department which require a CDL, as well as any necessary endorsements. Layton City will pay for required endorsements, i.e. tanker, hazardous materials, etc., but will not pay for endorsements which are not required by the employee's position with the City. By Federal law, fire fighters are exempted from the requirement for a CDL.
If an employee obtains a CDL and leaves the employment of the City before the expiration of that license, the pro-rated costs of obtaining the CDL associated with the time after the employee leaves the City may be due from the employee to the City as determined by the employee's department director and the City Manager. Any amount due may be paid directly by the employee or will be deducted from the employee's final paycheck.