Our Drivers and Vehicles

DRIVERS & VEHICLES

 

Reliable, Safe & Responsible Drivers

D.W.S. employs a complete screening program for new hires and a rigorous training program before putting our drivers on the road with passengers.

Our Basic requirements for new drivers necessitate that drivers must:

  • 1. Possess a MI driver's license

  • 2. Be licensed as Chauffeur drivers for at least 2 full years

  • 3. Have a clean driving record

  • 4. Have experience chauffeuring passengers

 

Our employment screenings include:

  • 1. Employment Background Checks to investigate work history & experience

  • 2. Criminal Background checks including a check for inclusion in the National Sex Offender Registry

  • 3. Employee Health Screenings (which include a TB test) to determine physical aptitude before actively performing job duties.

  • 4. Drug and Alcohol screenings

  • 5. A review of the applicant's driving record for points and serious offenses.

 

Upon hire, all employees are guided through the following:

  • An overview of company policies (Including our Drug/Alcohol Abuse Policy, No-Smoking Policy, 
    Sexual Harassment Policy, Firearm Policy, Cell Phone & Texting Policy, & Driver Code of Conduct)

  • Customer Relations Training

  • HIPPA Training

  • The needs of those using mobility aids (ex. Wheelchairs)

  • The needs of Brain Injured/Dementia/Alzheimer Passengers

  • CPR/First Aid Training

  • Fire Extinguisher Use Review

  • Use of Wheelchair Lift and Restraints

  • Driver Safety/Defensive Driving

  • Severe Weather Training

  • Incident & Accident Reporting Process

 

All of our drivers are First Aid/CPR certified, have training in ADA (American's w/Disabilities Act) law and are trained as drivers and wheelchair accessible vehicle operators through a nationally accredited program (Community Transportation Association of America or CTAA).

 

VEHICLES

 

Clean, Mechanically Sound Vehicles

We have a variety of vehicles in our fleet to suit your needs.

Passenger Vans with capacity to carry 3 - 5 patients, equipped with:

 

  • Child Safety Locks

  • Air Conditioning/Heat

  • GPS system

  • Safety Belts & Tie Downs

  • Wheelchair Lifts/ramps

  • First Aid Kits

  • Fire Extinguisher roofs

  • High roofs

  • 4-Door Sedains equipped with:

  • First Aid Kits

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • GPS system

  • Air Conditioning/Heat

  • Child Safety Locks

  • Safety Belts