SPAB Driver Training and Certification
(1)A person may not transport pupils in a SPAB unless the person has completed all requirements for a SPAB Certificate and meets the standards established by ODE for issuance of certificates or holds a valid School Bus Certificate or Permit.
(a)ODE may issue a SPAB certificate to qualified individuals who have filed with ODE an application for SPAB certification, signed by an official designated by the motor carrier certifying that the driver:
(A)Has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to perform the duties of a SPAB driver; and
(B)To the best of the local employer’s knowledge, has not been convicted of any driving or criminal offense listed in OAR 581-053-0050 (Driving and Criminal Records) Driving and Criminal Records which could prevent certification.
(A)Possess a valid CDL with the proper endorsements for the vehicle being driven.;
(B)Possess a valid medical certificate; and
(C)Pass a check of driving and criminal records as required in OAR 581-053-0050 (Driving and Criminal Records) Driving and Criminal Records.
(c)SPAB certificates shall expire when the medical certificate expires.
(d)Drivers shall strictly adhere to all alcohol and controlled substance use and testing requirements of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) contained in 49 CFR parts 40 and 382.
(e)In cases of serious illness, injury, or change in physical or mental condition which may impair ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a SPAB driver re-examination and medical approval are required prior to resumption of driving.
(2)Transportation entities and Carriers shall inform ODE if the driver no longer meets the qualifications of this rule.
Rule 581-053-0620 — SPAB Driver Training and Certification,