The following is a guide for the use of University vehicles. The intent is to provide
a basic understanding of the Transportation Services standard operating procedures
and the appropriate Rules and Regulations. The use of TAMU vehicles is to be confined
strictly to activities that support teaching, research and service missions of the
University. The guidelines presented are not all-inclusive. In some cases, departments
develop more explicit policies that should be adhered to.
From System Policy 33.04 Use of System Property
No TAMUS employee
shall use any vehicle owned by TAMUS for any purpose other than official business
of TAMUS. Employees may not use such vehicles in connection with any political campaign
or for any personal or recreational activity including transportation to and from
work on a daily basis; however, a vehicle may be driven to an employee’s home
and retained overnight on specific occasions when doing so allows the employee to
effect significant time or cost savings or meet a specific out-of-town appointment
to conduct System business.
Departments are responsible for ensuring the drivers of their assigned vehicles
are employees. Drivers
must be at least 18 years old, possess a valid driver's license and be approved
by the department to drive University vehicles.
The security of University vehicles and contents is the responsibility
of the driver. When vehicles are left unattended for
any reason, the keys should be removed from the ignition, the hand brake
set and the vehicle locked.
Vehicles that become disabled on the road should be secured with all
possible precautions taken to prevent theft or vandalism. In the event
a vehicle cannot be secured in its present location, the driver should
contact the Transportation Center at 979.845.5846 to tow the vehicle to a facility where
it can be secured. Vehicle should not be left along highways or in any
area where it is more likely for theft or vandalism to occur.
Vehicle operators should be aware that employee safety is the first and
foremost concern. Operator safety should never be sacrificed
in order to ensure vehicle security.
Vehicle break-ins on campus contact UPD at (979) 845-2345.
When operating a TAMU vehicle:
Moving violations are the responsibility of the driver.