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Lamar Bus Driver Requirements

  1. Yearly Physical
  2. CDL  (P-Passenger, S-School bus)
  3. Background Check
  4. Child Maltreatment
  5. Pre-employment Driving Records Check
  6. Yearly 3hr Training
  7. Yearly Limited Query “Clearinghouse”Federal Motor Carrier Safety  Administration CDL Drug and Alcohol
  8. Drug Screening (Pre-Employment)
  9. Drug Screening (Random Quarterly)
  10. 24 hrs. of Pre-Service Training
    1. Curriculum through videos with quizes (ELDT Theory Portion)
    2. Behind the wheel training
  11. Full Query---Pre-employment--- “Clearinghouse” 
  12. (MAP-21 Training) (Moving Ahead for Progress in 21st Century Act)

Steps for New Hires

🔵New Driver purchases their CDL packet from the DMV (must have driver's license and birth certificate or passport)

🔵The New Driver makes an appointment and takes the written test for CDL.  (If they pass, permit will be issued)

🔵New Driver begins ELDT – Theory & BTW-Range & Public Road Training.

🔵After New Driver completes the Theory ELDT courses and passes exam with an 80% or better. Enter into FMCSA system within 48 business hours of Completion

🔵 Driver Completes Behind the Wheel Training-Public & Range, you must enter the driver’s certificate of complete into the FMCSA within 48 hours.---Documents for all ELDT training info needs to be kept for 3 years.

🔵Appointment for skills test is scheduled.  Transport New Driver along with a bus provided by the district. Passes test and earns his/her CDL  with P & S endorsements.  (They must bring their test sheets provided to them with the permit scores on them and Birth Certificate and/or passport—Whatever they brought in when they took written test.)  Driver can not schedule test until all their ELDT information is entered into the system.

Call Shane Gordon (885-3907) to get information on driving as a sub for the Lamar School District.

Transportation Director

Call 885-3907


Bus Mechanic

Joe McCarley

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Lamar School District
301 Elberta St.
Lamar, Arkansas 72846
Phone: 479-885-3907


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