As a service and convenience to faculty, staff, and students, the College has a pool of vehicles that may be used while traveling on College business.  The Department of Buildings and Grounds maintains the motor pool. 

The following changes were made to make the College program more economical for the majority of the renters and increase the availability of cars for our faculty, staff and students.
·        Offer a fixed daily and weekly rate below Enterprise  
·        Current rates Daily $30.00/ Weekly $170.00
·        Offer Unlimited mileage
·        Daily and weekly charge will be based on 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week ( 8AM to 7AM following day)
·        Any vehicle not returned by 7AM on the due date will be charged an additional rental day(s)
·        Reservations cancelled less than 24 hours before scheduled pickup time will be charged a one day rental penalty fee
·        Vehicles will available for pickup up between 8AM to 4PM Monday through Friday
·        Vehicles being rented for following day may be picked up between 3PM and 4PM (Monday thru Friday) on the prior
          day if the vehicle is on the lot and ready for rental with no additional daily charge
·        Vehicles do not need to be returned with a full tank of gas
·        Vehicles are not considered returned until the keys have been dropped off at the Building & Grounds location
·        Vehicles cannot be exchanged between departments and need to be returned by the original renter to the Building &
         
Grounds lot

Reserving and Picking Up a Vehicle
Requests for vehicle reservations may be made by visiting or calling (ext. 6032) the stockroom/motorpool/key area of Buildings and Grounds between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. A "Request for College Vehicle Reservation Form" must be completed prior to taking the car.  Vehicles may be picked up at the same location during the same hours. Users will be provided with keys and any other appropriate information necessary. The starting mileage on the vehicle must be noted on the reservation form at the beginning of a trip.

If a reservation needs to be cancelled, communication must be received 24 hours in advance.  Otherwise there will be a one day charge. 

Availability
If a College vehicle is not available, the College will reimburse faculty and staff for the use of their personal vehicle at the established College rate for mileage.  (See:  Insurance Statement Concerning Use of
Personal Vehicles for College Business
)  Buildings & Grounds personnel may provide the requester with information on rental firms; however, arrangements for rentals are the responsibility of the lessee.  Reimbursement for rentals will be provided by utilizing the College's expense reimbursement report.  (See Travel Expense Reporting Policy)

To minimize the idleness of College vehicles at locations other than on campus, operators are urged to carefully coordinate trips involving airline travel so as not to leave a College vehicle for an extended period of time at an airport or other location.

Insurance
Employees driving a College-owned or College-leased vehicle to conduct College business are provided coverage under the College's insurance for all damages to the vehicle and any other vehicle or property, should the  employee be held responsible for such damages.   Individuals renting or leasing vehicles need not purchase any property or liability coverage from the rental agency.


Eligibility
To drive a College vehicle, drivers must have an appropriate valid operator's license.  Drivers and passengers must wear seat belts in compliance with state law and insurance requirements.  The violation of laws is the responsibility of the operator.

Returning a Vehicle
Vehicles must be returned to the parking lot at Buildings and Grounds and keys brought to the stockroom counter.  Drop off is Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Vehicles returned after normal operating
hours or on weekends must be locked and left in the parking lot at Buildings Grounds.  Keys and the reservation form noting the mileage are to be inserted in the slot on the door of the stockroom/motorpool/key area. 

Trash and other debris should be removed from the interior before vehicles are returned.  If a vehicle is returned with an unsatisfactory interior (trash, stains, burns), the departmental account will be assessed a fee for
cleaning.  There is no smoking in vehicles.

Upon return of a vehicle, Buildings and Grounds should be made aware of any problems encountered while using the vehicle, or of any maintenance required before the vehicle is used again. 

Rental costs pertaining to use of a College-owned vehicle will be charged to the appropriate department monthly.  Charges will appear on the month following the month of the rental.  Individuals using College vehicles will be asked to provide account numbers or other information to assist in determining the department to be charged.

Safety Procedures for College Vehicles
Use of College vehicles is only for College business and approved activities.  Only authorized individuals may drive College vehicles. 

Each vehicle has a registration card and College insurance card in the glove compartment.  Additional insurance information is posted on the sun visor over the driver.  A sealed box containing a blanket, fire extinguisher,
safety triangle, flashlight, first aid kit, and flares is located in the trunk of each car or the cargo area of each van.

Procedures to Follow if an Accident Occurs
Contact police and, if necessary, emergency personnel.

Provide name, address, registration card, insurance card, and other requested information to the police and, if applicable, to other persons involved in the accident.

Make no statements concerning the accident to any persons other than police.

Do not attempt to drive a vehicle with severe damage.  Have the vehicle towed to the nearest appropriate service center. 

If assistance is needed in making decisions regarding the vehicle, contact the College Controller and Assistant Treasurer or the Director of Facility Support at Buildings and Grounds.  Upon return to campus, individuals involved in any accident must contact the Business Manager to provide necessary information and documentation to be forwarded to the College's insurance carrier. 

Parking tickets and moving violations incurred while driving a College-owned vehicle are the responsibility of the individual, not the College and will be charged to the individual who rented the vehicle.