The Transportation Center has a modern repair facility capable of engine and transmission
rebuilds and all other repairs associated with automotive, heavy equipment and small
Since the Transportation Center has been designated the responsibility of state
reporting on all TAMU vehicles, maintenance purchased for TAMU vehicles must be
purchased from the Transportation Center facility located on Agronomy Road. If the
Transportation Center is not able to perform the work in a timely manner, then the
Transportation Center will be responsible for subletting the work. For more information
see TAMU Rule 21.01.08.M1 -
University Owned Motor Vehicles.
The State Fleet Management Plan requires that all state vehicles be on a Preventive
Maintenance Program. The Transportation Center is responsible for maintaining the
program and scheduling for all TAMU vehicles for routine Preventive Maintenance
(PM) appointments. PM appointments are scheduled at least twice a year. Vehicles
routinely accruing high mileage between appointments may be scheduled more often.
The scheduling supervisor will work with vehicle custodians to schedule TAMU vehicles
for PMs throughout the year. Every effort will be made to provide a convenient
date and flexible drop-off time. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served
basis. If it becomes necessary to re-schedule an appointment, departments should
call (979) 845-7121. Cancellations should be made 48-hours in advance of the scheduled
appointment. Mechanic workdays are planned according to the daily appointment schedules.
Therefore, a charge may be assessed for missed appointments.
Under no circumstances should departments ignore PM checkups. Ignoring PM check-ups
is a safety issue that could result in a serious accident or loss of property.
Departments are responsible for adhering to all vehicle state inspections. Departments
will be notified when state inspections are due. Inspections are performed at the
Transportation Center. Customers are welcome to bring vehicles in at any time during
the inspection month. Inspections may be performed while you wait.
While the vehicle is at the Transportation Center for maintenance, departments may
rent a vehicle. This can be done when you bring the vehicle in for repairs. Departments
are responsible for the rental and fuel costs. Departments are also required to
pay the monthly lease cost while vehicles are in the shop for repair and/or maintenance.