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Driver Safety & Compliance

Insurance and Risk Management (IRM) offers Driver Safety Awareness Training and Compliance Programs to meet mandatory Federal and state transportation service requirements. 

To sign up for online Driver Safety Training, please complete the Driver Safety Training Request form.

For in-person classes please contact Jerry Wilson at

The University, an employer of drivers, participates in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Employer Pull Notice System (EPN), which provides employers and regulatory agencies with a means of promoting driver safety through the ongoing review of driver records. The EPN program allows an organization to monitor the California Driver License records of employees who drive on the organization's behalf. An employee whose license has had a disqualifying action (suspension or revocation of license or certificate) by the DMV cannot be employed as a driver. Employees considered by the University to have a poor driving record after being evaluated to be a 'negligent' operator by the DMV (based on violation point count) shall not be employed as drivers.

The program assists the employer in identifying a driver:

  •  who has been convicted of a driving offense,

  •  who is accumulating a negligent operator's record,

  •  whose license has been suspended or revoked,

  •  who has had any other actions taken against their driving privileges or certificate.

Employee records are reviewed as received from the DMV and copies are forwarded to Campus Human Resources for appropriate personnel actions related to the disposition of driving privileges. Campus departments will be responsible to add new employees and delete employees when they leave the University.

This monitoring will help to improve campus safety by revealing problem drivers or driving behavior. Each campus driver's license validity can be verified and it will help to minimize your liability as an employer.

Fleet & Transit is committed to providing safe transportation, ensuring a safe working environment for all employees, and creating a workplace environment free from the adverse effects of drug and alcohol substance abuse or misuse.

In accordance with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, Fleet & Transit administers a Drug and Alcohol Testing program for commercial drivers performing designated safety-sensitive functions. Testing for the illegal use of alcohol and controlled substances is required for all DOT-covered drivers and applicants for these positions. Non-DOT drivers are also included in this program. See also: University of California Policy on Substance Abuse.

The following tests are performed:

Test Type  Screening For 
Pre-Employment Testing Drug
Random Testing Drug & Alcohol
Post-Accident Testing Drug & Alcohol
Reasonable Cause Drug & Alcohol
Return to Duty Drug & Alcohol
Follow-Up Drug & Alcohol

Fleet & Transit has contracted with First Advantage, a third party vendor, with responsibility for selection, testing, and reporting of drug and alcohol tests for all covered employees.

All tests are conducted at the following certified collection sites:

Brentview Medical
Drug & Alcohol Screening
11611 San Vincente Blvd.
Phone: (310) 820-0013, Fax: 310-207-2630
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Drug & Alcohol Screening
6033 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 200
(310) 215-1600
Open 24 hours 7 days a week

Campus departments will be recharged for all costs associated with testing and administration of the program.

UCLA BruinDriveSafe


Fleet & Transit sponsors a “Safe Driver” Awareness Program for employees who drive a University vehicle in order to perform their job duties. This program educates drivers on defensive driving techniques, consequences of poor driving habits, and the role of individual driver behavior. We are committed to providing safe driving practices and outreach programs to mitigate risk, lower the frequency of vehicular collisions, and reduce campus liability.




Smith System - Drive Different, Save Lives

SmithSystem Program

SmithSystem is the driver training program used to instruct University drivers on defensive driving best practices and collision avoidance. SmithSystem helps drivers see, think and react to driving challenges in different driving situations and vehicle types.



Who Should Participate?

Who should participate?

While we strongly encourage all classification of drivers to participate in Instructor-led training, we have an online version of the class that semi-frequent or occasional drivers can complete directly on their desktop. In order to determine the best training option for your drivers, please refer to the table below:

  •  Occupational Driver (drives daily, or more than 25 hours per month)

  •  Frequent Driver (drives from 10 to 25 hours per month)

  •  Semi-Frequent Driver (drives from 5 to 10 hours per month)

  •  Occasional Driver (drives less than 5 hours per month)



Training Options

BruinDriveSafe is our new Learning Management System that campus drivers can use to enroll in training. Each department can also have their Driver Safety Training Coordinator (DSTC) enroll drivers in classes. For Instructor-led and online courses, please refer to the DST Coordinator User Guide.

*Employees who take the online training are required to pass the review quiz with a 100% score in order to complete the course. System requirements: Internet Explorer must be used for all online courses.

Instructor Led SmithSystem Online Training*
Basic Driver Training Forward Motion/Backing
Refresher Training  
Post-Collision Training  
In-Vehicle Training| Phone: (310) 825-2963