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DCAS Fleet Training

Defensive driving class
Defensive driving class in the training center.

DCAS Fleet Management issues citywide rules for vehicle and fleet operations, and supports agency training efforts relating to vehicles. The primary DCAS training program is the NY State Defensive Driving program. The class focuses on preventive and safe driving and the rules of the road and can entitle successful participants to license points or insurance benefits. A class completion certificate lasts for three years. This program is now available online. The traditional six-hour class presented in-person will be available as well when it is safe to do so.

The first section of policies and materials below are of general interest to city vehicle drivers and managers, as well as a required part of the defensive driving class. They would be provided to attendees of the in-person class. Drivers who register for the online class thereby certify that they will download and review the materials.

DCAS is also partnering with other agencies, nonprofits, and the private sector to expand training for the City’s drivers and auto mechanics. Additional materials for drivers are posted on this page. Training opportunities for City auto mechanics include training in maintenance practices for biodiesel, gas-electric hybrid, and plug-in electric vehicles. Some classes include certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Training partners have included the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), ASE, and vendors including GM, Cummins, Ford and others.

General Fleet Policies and Materials/Online Defensive Driving Materials

These materials are of general interest for all NYC fleet drivers, managers, and fleet staff. They are handed out at in-person Defensive Driving classes. All registrants of the Online Defensive Driving program are required to review these materials.

Rules for Operating Trucks and Commercial Vehicles on City Streets and Highways

The Importance of Road Safety for Drivers

Truck Safety

Instructions for Fix on Chevy Bolts

Forklift Safety

Fleet Safety Survey for City Fleet Operators