Driver Training Toolkit

Contact:
Carrie Diamond, OAA Consultant - Transportation Specialist
Cell (608) 228-8092

This toolkit of resources and activities will help you manage paid or volunteer escort drivers and home-delivered meal drivers. It combines resources from some of the best websites we've found about nutrtion, transportation and volunteerism.

It can help you assure a level of consistent shared local information as you train paid and volunteer drivers. By using these materials you can feel comfortable knowing your drivers have the training they need.

Toolkit Overview Webinar Recording: 1-30-14-Purpose of the Toolkit
Training Checklist

Make sure you complete required administrative procedures in hiring a volunteer or paid driver and recored the trainings the driver has completed. Using your personalized checklist may help you keep track of training modules completed, retain a record of training information addressed for each personnel file, etc. The resources for each module are provided below.

Training Calendar Template

Modules

Programmatic Aspects of Recruiting Volunteer Drivers
Covers the various prerequisites and key information to consider related to your volunteer driver programs. Includes sample forms and guidelines.

Emergency Preparedness for Organizations Related to Transportation Programs
Transportation providers play a key role in transporting people with special needs during an emergency. This module provides information to help properly educate and prepare drivers in the event of an emergency.

Road & Vehicle Safety
Information related to safe driving, navigating a variety of driving situations and conditions, and information to help assure the safety of personal vehicles used by volunteer drivers.

Passenger Safety & Assistance
Information to help ensure drivers perform their duties to the very best of their abilities and demonstrate integrity, honesty and ethical behavior and covers various issues related to safety both for themselves and their passengers.

For All Home-Delivered Meal Drivers
Information about to food safety, proper sanitation and handling of meals, use of thermometers and meal bags, procedures for meal delivery at participants’ homes, etc., is included in this module.

Free or Low-cost Resources