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 Texas A&M University 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 Texas A&M University vehicle:
Moving violations are the responsibility of the driver.