Operation of Vehicles on University Business

University Policy 604.1, Operation of Vehicles on University Business

Executive Summary: 

The operation of certain special purpose vehicles by University employees for University purposes is regulated by Federal and State laws. No University employee may operate any vehicles 1) designed to transport 16 or more persons including the driver, 2) having a gross vehicle weight of 26,601 or more pounds, or 3) used to transport hazardous waste.

Federal and State laws regulate the operation of certain special purpose vehicles by University employees for University business. Among these is a federal requirement for drug screening applicable to employees who drive certain "commercial motor vehicles." Accordingly, no University employee may operate a vehicle having any one or more of the following characteristics to carry out University business without prior approval from the Safety and Environmental Health Office:

  • Vehicles designed to transport 16 or more persons including the driver;
  • Vehicles having a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 or more pounds; or
  • Vehicles of any size used to transport hazardous wastes.
Revision History: 

Initially approved by the Chancellor October 30, 1995
Revised May 4, 2009