The purpose of this policy is to ensure the safety of employees who drive vehicles on university business and to maintain insurance eligibility.
This applies to any university employee:
The University of the Pacific is committed to ensure all employees who drive on behalf of the university are trained and cleared to do so. Employees who drive on behalf of the university must meet minimum driver qualifications as determined by the university, follow all state, county and city vehicle codes, and be approved to drive by Enterprise Risk Management as Authorized/Cleared Drivers in accordance to Driving Vehicles on University Business Procedures. Only Authorized / Cleared Drivers may drive University Vehicles or Privately Owned Vehicles on Official University Business. The university assumes no responsibility for the insurance coverage on a Privately Owned Vehicle, even if it is used on university business. Excluded Drivers may not drive vehicles or transport Passengers on Official University Business. Any driver who is not insurable under the university auto policy will be deemed an Excluded Driver. Transporting PassengersAn employee driving a University Vehicle may transport Authorized Passengers when it is within the scope of Official University Business and with the approval of a university supervisor or manager.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL)The university follows Department of Transportation rules and regulations concerning use of a CDL on Official University Business. If an employee's driver's license status changes, due to violations or non-renewal for example, the employee may lose their eligibility to drive whether or not Enterprise Risk Management has taken steps to change the employee's authorization status.Personal Use
Personal use of university property (including vehicles as defined in the scope of this policy) is prohibited as stated in the Capital Assets Management Policy.
Enterprise Risk Management must be notified within 24 hours of any third party injury or property damage by submitting a completed online Incident Report. See Driving Vehicles on University Business Procedures for more information.
Failure to adhere to this policy will result in the loss of university driving privileges (including Powered Carts/LSV's) and may lead to termination.
For questions, concerns, or additional information, contact Enterprise Risk Management.
Passenger Vans and Commercial Driver's License Requirements
Enterprise Rental Car
Powered Cart / Low Speed Vehicle Safety Guidelines
Driving Vehicles on University Business (FAQs)
Driving Vehicles on University Business
Driver Clearance Application Form
Driving Vehicles on University Business Procedures