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Fillable Form DA 348

This form is issued by the Department of the Army (DA) and employed to determine equipment operating qualifications and driving experience of a service member.

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What is DA Form 348?

DA Form 348, Equipment Operator's Qualification Record (Except Aircraft), is a form issued by the Department of the Army (DA) to determine the equipment operating qualifications and driving experience of a service member.

What is the purpose of DA Form 348?

DA Form 348 is a determining factor of a service member’s equipment operating and driving qualifications. It is used in the United States to ensure that every service member of the Army is qualified to operate specific types of equipment.

Training results are recorded on DA Form 348. If the results do not fit on DA Form 348, use DA Form 348-1.

What is DA Form 348-1?

DA Form 348-1, Equipment Operator's Qualification Record (Except Aircraft), is a related document of DA Form 348. It is used as an additional room for records to continue sections on DA Form 348.

DA Form 348-1 shall be attached to the original DA Form 348. Furthermore, see AR 600-55 for the use of these forms.

What is AR 600-55?

Army Regulation (AR) 600-55, The Army Driver and Operator Standardization Program (Selection, Training, Testing, and Licensing), sets standards, policies, and procedures for the selection, training, testing, and licensing of operators of vehicles and equipment owned or leased by the U.S. Army.

AR 600-55 contains information about the following:

  • Driver Applicants
  • Driver or Operator Selection
  • Driver or Operator Training Program
  • Testing
  • Licenses
  • Mechanical or Ground Support Equipment
  • Night Vision Devices

Use it for more guidelines about the DA Form 348; the proponent agency is Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7.

How to fill out DA Form 348?

REMINDERS

  • All manual entries must be in black ink or typed unless otherwise stated.
  • Use rubber stamps that fit within the space or block.
  • Do not use erasures, correction fluid, and correction tape to make corrections.

PAGE 1

Name

Enter your name.

Sex

Enter your gender.

Date of Birth

Enter your date of birth.

Color Hair

Enter the color of your hair.

Color Eyes

Enter the color of your eyes.

Height

Enter your height.

Weight

Enter your weight.

Position Title

If you are a civilian, enter your position title. If military personnel, leave it blank.

PERMIT

Number

Enter your permit number. Permit numbers will be the first letter of the last name and the last four numbers of your SSN.

Type

Enter the type OF 346 permit. Official Form 346, U.S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator's Identification Card (OF-346), is the license required for automotive motor vehicles and material-handling equipment.

Date Issued

Enter the date of your license issuance.

Limitations

Enter one or more of the codes below.

  • R1 — Corrective lenses required
  • R2 — Daylight only
  • R3 — Automatic transmission only
  • R4 — Not authorized to drive a vehicle equipped with air brakes
  • R5 — Driving on the installation only

SECTION I - OFFICIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Type of Equipment

Enter description or model of equipment. If qualified to tow a trailer that is kingpin or pintle connected, indicate “w/trailer”.

Size

Enter in tonnage or passenger capacity.

Special Qualification

Enter one or more of the codes below.

  • S1 — Trailers, pintle towed
  • S2 — Trailers, kingpin/pintle
  • S3 — Winch qualified (front)
  • S4 — Wrecker qualified
  • S5 — Cable-operated cranes
  • S6 — Emergency vehicle
  • S7 — Winter/wet/cold weather training

Date Qualified

Enter the date you have been qualified to operate the equipment listed.

Qualified At

Enter activity unit identification code, post, camp, or station where qualification to operate equipment took place.

Name of Examiner

Enter the name of the examiner or qualifying official. The examiner will sign in black ink upon verification of your ability to operate the equipment.

SECTION II - BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Type of Equipment

Enter the vehicle type you are qualified to operate.

Size

Enter the size of the vehicle.

Type of Driving or Operation

Enter the type of driving or operation; it is highway, city, rural, etc.

Additional Driver’s Licenses

Enter the State or agency that issued the license.

Number of Other Driver’s Licenses

Enter the license serial number and expiration date.

Satisfactory Experience Verified By

Enter the name of the individual who verified your experience.

SECTION III - PERFORMANCE RECORD

List chronologically; enter first the earliest event.

Date

Enter the date you completed formal training on the equipment you are authorized to operate. In cases where road tests, age, or local requirements are necessary, training may be completed before you qualify in Section I of the DA Form 348. Dates of accidents, awards, and traffic violations are also to be noted here.

Credits

Enter credits such as awards, training, retraining, testing, retesting, roadeos, permit renewal, licensing, etc.

Debits

Enter debit such as accidents, arrests, violations, warnings, revocations, suspensions, etc.

Type or Nature

Enter a word or phrase that best describes the type or nature.

Action Taken

Enter any actions taken by the commander to guarantee that each individual maintains a high standard as a vehicle or equipment operator. A commander or supervisor refers to this section for information about your driving or operating performance.

REMINDER

  • Cite the DA or local regulation that directed that training be conducted or the regulation under which a safety award was issued.
  • Note actions taken for accidents or moving traffic violations regardless of whether they occurred while driving a military or privately owned vehicle to include annotation of license suspension or revocation.
  • Do not enter accidents you are not at fault with.
  • Enter the printed name of the person making the entry and have him or her initial over his or her name.

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SECTION IV - EXAMINATION FINDINGS

REMINDER

Leave the fillable spaces on BATTERY I and II.

PHYSICAL EVALUATION MEASURES

  1. Visual Acuity

Enter the visual acuity of your left and right eyes.

Enter a check mark if your visual acuity is qualified. If substandard, enter a cross mark.

  1. Field of Vision

Enter the standards obtained in the left and right eyes

Enter a check mark if your field of vision is qualified. If substandard, enter a cross mark.

  1. Hearing

Enter “NA” (not applicable) unless the individual has a medical profile.

Enter a check mark if your hearing is qualified. If substandard, enter a cross mark.

  1. Reaction Time

Enter the time in the applicable blocks. A reaction time from 0 to 0.60 seconds is acceptable.

Enter a check mark if your reaction time is qualified. If substandard, enter a cross mark.

  1. Depth Perception

Enter “NORMAL” if your depth perception is normal. If some extremely abnormal condition is obvious, enter “ABNORMAL”.

Enter a check mark if your depth perception is qualified. If substandard, enter a cross mark.

  1. Color Perception

Note: You will not be disqualified for color blindness. However, if color blindness appears possible, you will be given training on traffic light sequence, observation of other traffic, and other ways to compensate.

Enter “NORMAL” if your depth perception is normal. If some extremely abnormal condition is obvious, enter “ABNORMAL”.

Enter a check mark if your color perception is qualified. If substandard, enter a cross mark.

Signature of the Examiner

Enter the signature of the examiner verifying the test under physical evaluation measures.

Comments and Recommendations on Substandard Items

Medical personnel will enter comments or recommendations here. If you are physically substandard or abnormal, you will be referred to the appropriate medical authority to determine whether you should be qualified for driving.

Signature of Medical Authority

This block will be used only when you have been referred to a medical authority, at which time a qualified medical officer signs it.

DRIVING PERFORMANCE TEST

A. ROAD TEST - PREREQUISITE

For items 1 to 7: Enter a checkmark in the applicable blocks to indicate successful completion of each task. Enter a cross mark in the applicable block when the individual has failed and corrective training is needed. Enter “NA” (not applicable) when any portion of the test does not apply to the vehicle or equipment on which the individual is not being tested.

Other Additional Requirements for License

Enter additional requirements for licensing required by your local commander.

B. ROAD TEST - SCORED PHASE

Number of Tally Marks on Check list PRT 2678

Enter the number of errors from the checklist recorded during the road test. Errors indicate requirements for additional training.

Road Test Score

Enter your road test score. Subtract the number of errors in the Number of Tally Marks on Check list PRT 2678 from 100 to get the road test score. This score is shown as a percent. The passing score is 75 percent and above.

Comments and Recommendations of Road Test Examiner

Enter any strong points or weaknesses the examiner may have pointed out to you. If none, enter “NONE”.

Signature of Road Test Examiner

Enter the signature of the road test examiner.

Date

Enter the date.

Signature of Applicant

Sign your payroll.

How to file DA Form 348?

Submit your accomplished DA Form 348 to the supervisor that controls the unit or organization vehicle or equipment operation.

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