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(a) Effective April 1, 1992, any employee whose regularly scheduled duties require him or her to operate at least one of the following vehicles shall have and maintain a valid State of Ohio commercial driver's license (CDL):
(1) A single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 pounds.
(2) A trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds if the gross combination weight rating is more than 26,000 pounds.
(3) A vehicle designed to transport more than fifteen persons (including the driver).
(4) Any size vehicle transporting hazardous materials which requires placarding.
(b) These various employees are required to pass the General Knowledge Test and Road Skills Test (unless grandfathered). In addition, some employees will be required to pass the Tanker Test Endorsement, the Air Brake Endorsement, the Passenger Transport Test Endorsement and the Hazardous Material Test Endorsement. For all employees hired on or before March 31, 1991, the City agrees to reimburse each employee for the initial cost of securing a CDL with the various endorsements. This refers only to the cost of the actual license and not to any outside training the employee may require. In addition, the City agrees to pay for one and only one Road Skills Test, through March 31, 1992, for any employee who is ineligible for grandfather status, whose regularly scheduled duties require him or her to possess a CDL.
(c) It is the sole responsibility of the employee to notify his or her supervisor if the employee's CDL is suspended, revoked or canceled or if he or she is disqualified from driving, before the employee's next regularly scheduled work shift after he or she becomes aware of said suspension, revocation, cancellation or disqualification. Failure on the part of the employee to notify his or her supervisor of any of the above-mentioned conditions shall result in immediate dismissal from employment. The employee must also notify his or her supervisor of any traffic violations (except parking) before the employee's next regularly scheduled work shift after a conviction. Failure to notify a supervisor of a conviction of a traffic violation will result in a one-day suspension from employment, without pay, for the first offense; a three-day suspension from employment, without pay, for the second offense; and dismissal from employment upon the third offense.
(Ord. 1991-28. Passed 8-12-91.)