All employees required to operate university vehicles must be vetted through the driver approval process. This includes vehicles owned, leased, or rented by the university for official business and sponsored events. Drivers must be 18 years old, possess a valid state driver’s license and have two years of driving experience to be eligible to apply. Drivers requesting to operate 12- or 15-passenger vans must be at least 20 years of age.
A Driver Approval Request Form must be submitted to apply to be an approved driver. The Approved Drivers List is continuously updated and reconciled annually. To help maintain an accurate listing, departments are asked to submit an Approved Driver Deletion Form when their personnel leave university employment or are not longer required to drive. Employees may view the Approved Drivers List on the Everyone drive at R:\Risk Management\Driver Program.
Drivers approved to operate vans or carts are required to complete safety training which is coordinated by the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management.
Approved drivers required to operate vehicles that hold more than 15 passengers must possess a valid Texas commercial driver’s license (CDL) with the appropriate endorsements, as required by law.
Please refer to OP 36.03 University Vehicles if you have additional questions regarding the driver approval process or operating university vehicles.