- Before submitting an official Vehicle Request to TSC, it is important to contact
our dispatch office for vehicle availability information. Contacting TSC may be done by
one of several ways:
Requesting departments should submit requests as far in advance as possible, not to
exceed one semester.
- A completed Vehicle Request must follow the reservation and must be sent to this
office before the user is to be assigned a vehicle.
In order to be equitable to all concerned, vehicles will be issued based on the
- Teaching and/or course attendance.
- Official off-campus business.
- Full-time departmental use.
- A valid Arizona drivers license is required by full-time faculty and staff for the use
of any university vehicle. The dispatch office will verify licenses before departure.
- Drivers should be advised that it is a violation of university policy, and state law, to
drive a university vehicle with a revoked or suspended license. To provide a false
certification would be grounds for termination of employment with the university.
Vehicles are intended solely for official university activities and are not to be used
for any other purpose. The following are examples of unofficial use: Authority
- Activities which are not sanctioned by the university.
- Transporting individuals who are not essential to the completion of the mission for
which vehicle is dispatched. Examples: Family, Friends and Animals.
- Conducting personal business.
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
- Driving with an expired or suspended drivers license.
- Speeding and unsafe operation.
- Exhibiting rude behavior while operating a vehicle.
- Parking in restricted areas such as "handicap spaces", bike lanes and
- Carrying alcohol, controlled or illegal substances and weapons.
When you are driving a university vehicle, you represent the STATE OF ARIZONA. It
behooves you to be courteous to other drivers. Obey all Local and State traffic Laws and
exercise good common sense, as you are accountable for all of your actions.
TSC and NAU are responsible for routine and major repair maintenance of University
vehicles. The individual operator and departments are responsible for the proper operation
of the equipment. Users will be notified when vehicles are returned in abused and/or
excessively dirty conditions. Departments or individuals may be billed for the actual cost
of repair or cleaning.
SMOKING IS PROHIBITED INSIDE ALL UNIVERSITY
Travelers destined to out of state Locations (where destinations exceed 100 miles from
the Arizona State boundaries) must require approval from the appropriate Vice President
before a vehicle will be dispatched. Approval will be verified by the dispatch office from
the Transportation Services Vehicle Request submitted.
- Before fleet vehicles will be sent into Mexico, it is necessary for the traveler to make
arrangements for obtaining Mexican Insurance by contacting a claims representative at 3-2009, the
Office of Risk Management. You may also check out the information at Risk Managements site
on obtaining Insurance for Travel in Mexico.
- Information required by Risk Management includes: Vehicle I.D. number, License number,
Make, Model, and Capacity. TSC will furnish this information at the time of the
- Once a request for insurance has been completed, Risk Management will provide the
traveler with an insurance package. This insurance package will be placed inside the
vehicle at all times during travel. When the trip is completed, the insurance package must
be sent back to the Office of Risk Management.
- Reimbursement for fuel purchases made in Mexico will be made by TSC under the current
With a valid campus parking permit, TSC customers may park their personal vehicles in a
designated area adjacent north and east of our main concourse.
- Calls for requesting bus transportation should be directed to TSC at 523-2469.
- To allow sufficient time to effectively schedule mass transportation requirements, bus
requisitions for an upcoming semester are due at TSC a minimum of two weeks prior to the
first day of classes for that semester. On that day, the priority schedule for the
semester will be established. After this day, the buses will be assigned on a first-come
- In the event TSC buses are not available, an attempt will be made to contract with a
local vendor for cost plus a service charge.
- Buses will be assigned under the following priorities:
- Classes (credit bearing courses).
- Support of educational programs.
- Athletic team travel.
- Other official University business.
- User Departments will be responsible for Bus Driver Room and Board on all overnight
- Every effort should be made to cancel vehicles when planned trips change.
- TSC reserves the right to bill a full day's dispatch fee to departments which fail to
cancel requested transportation 6 hours before the scheduled time of departure.
When travelers are ready to check out a university vehicle it is important to make sure
a completed Vehicle Request is at our office. TSC will verify that all requirements
are met and will check the vehicle out to the traveler. Weekday office hours are from
to 5:00 pm during regular sessions, and 6:00 am to 4:30 pm in the summer.
- At the time you check out a vehicle, a State of Arizona fuel card will be provided in
each vehicle. This fuel card is valid at participating vendors for obtaining fuel, oil or
minor services not to exceed $50.00. If at all possible please refrain from using the fuel
card within a 50 mile radius for Flagstaff. The fuel card may not, under any
circumstances, be used to place fuel or minor repairs in any vehicle other than an NAU
- If it should become necessary, due to station closure, or refusal to accept the State
fuel card, the operator may purchase fuel using their own credit card or cash and will be
promptly reimbursed from the TSC account. A receipt and social security number is
necessary before reimbursement can be made.
- Please, at all possible times, use self-service pumps.
After shop hours check out is possible when prior arrangements are made with TSC. Keys
for the vehicles picked up during non-working must be obtained prior to the close of
business on the last working day before the scheduled departure.
When a trip is complete, the vehicle is to be turned in promptly. It is extremely
important that vehicles be returned at the time indicated on the Vehicle Request.
Departments failing to return a vehicle at the scheduled time will be billed an additional
on day use fee, plus any expenses incurred if transportation is to be rearranged for
another user scheduled to use the same vehicle.
VEHICLES ARE NOT TO BE KEPT OVERNIGHT AT
A PERSONAL RESIDENCE IN FLAGSTAFF
When returning a vehicle after duty hours, a key on the vehicle key ring will permit
the traveler to enter through the north personnel door and into the vehicle storage area.
upon entering, push the garage door button, on the right side of the entrance door. This
will open the Large overhead door. Drive the vehicle into the building and head vehicle
straight in, into an open parking space. Turn vehicle off and leave the keys in the
ignition and please remember to leave the door to the vehicle unlocked. Upon leaving be
sure to close overhead door and secure the small personnel door.
A form will be affixed to the rear view mirror of the vehicle before you begin your
trip. Please use this form to note any irregularity or dissatisfaction in your vehicle and
leave the filled out form on the driver seat.
- EXTENDED DISPATCH:
- This section pertains to those departments which have continuing requirements for
official University business travel. Vehicles in this category are leased full-time and
are subject to rotation in order to equalize vehicle replacement plans. Departments with
full-time use will be billed for actual miles traveled or at a monthly minimum rate.
- Requests for vehicles in this category must be fully justified and approved by the head
of the requesting department and forwarded to the Fleet Manager. The Fleet Manager will
notify the department on the availability and time necessary for fulfilling the request.
- PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES:
- It is the driver's responsibility to conduct a weekly service check of assigned
vehicle(s) in this category. A weekly inspection should include:
- Check oil and coolant levels
- Tire Pressure
- Report steering or braking problems
- Test safety equipment: horn, lights, wipers, turn signals, brake lights, and reflectors
- Inspect for damage
- Check for insurance packet
- Preventive Maintenance shall be scheduled by TSC at 5,000 miles or 6 month intervals,
whichever occurs first. Please check your "next service" sticker located on the
left corner of the windshield. A notice shall be mailed notifying the agency of the date
the vehicle is scheduled for maintenance. Operators shall comply with the schedule, and,
if unable to do so the operator shall call TSC to request a schedule change. Vehicles not
brought in for scheduled services are subject to recall. Loaner vehicles are available for
use, when the service is conducted at our facility. Please notify TSC at least a week
before a scheduled service, if the service will be done at NAU and if a loaner vehicle is
- If necessary to have a scheduled service conducted outside of our facility, please
notify TSC as to vendor and estimated cost. In some instances it may be possible to have
the service paid by the use of the State Fuel card. On any transaction completed off
campus, it is imperative that TSC receives a copy of the completed work order.
- SPECIALLY INSTALLED EQUIPMENT:
Requests for specially installed equipment such as dash
mats, radios, sirens, etc., shall be submitted in writing to the Fleet Manager. The using
department shall be responsible for the procurement, installation and future removal of
any added equipment.
Further information concerning extended use vehicles may be obtained
by calling 523-6439.
As with all state equipment assigned to you, you are expected to take every reasonable
action to care for state vehicles. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action,
up to and including termination of employment.
- The State of Arizona provides vehicle liability coverage to University employees,
volunteers, and agents while using a University-owned, Leased, or Rented vehicle if the
vehicle is used for authorized purposes within the course and scope of the travelers
NAU employees shall be covered within the limitations of
A.R.S. §41-621, et seq., while driving a
University-owned or non-State-owned vehicle in the
course and scope of employment (“Who
is Covered” from State Risk Management and
Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-107.A.1 through 3).
Each agency will ensure that anyone authorized to
operate a University-owned vehicle or non- owned vehicle
on University business, has a valid Arizona driver's
license. Coverage shall be on a primary basis for
University-owned vehicles and on an excess basis for
non- owned vehicles.
Drivers: Volunteers are
those persons doing University work under the direction
and control of University officials and are not being
paid by anyone for these activities. Liability coverage
is extended to ‘registered’ volunteers acting at the
direction of University officials and within the course
and scope of their State-authorized activities (Arizona
Administrative Code R2-10-107.B and “Who
Is Covered” from State Risk Management). Registered
volunteers (agents of the University) are provided the
same liability protection afforded University
employees. Thus, registered volunteers acting within
the course and scope of their State authorized
activities would be covered for their liability exposure
as agents of the State.
To become a registered volunteer, the
volunteer and his/her NAU supervisor must complete and
submit a Volunteer Registration Form to Property and
Liability Insurance Services (P. O. Box 4067). Forms
are also available at Property and Liability Insurance
Services by contacting the Insurance Officer at
523-2009. Volunteer driver and his/her NAU supervisor
must fill out and submit the Volunteer Registration Form
to Property and Liability Insurance Services prior to
any volunteer activities. Refer to
Volunteer Coverage section for more information.
Uninsured / Under-Insured Motorist Coverage:State Risk Management does not provide uninsured
or under-insured motorist coverage. A University
employee will not receive compensation from the State
beyond that provided by State Workers’ Compensation
statutes when the responsible party is uninsured or
under-insured. If the responsible party in a vehicle
accident is uninsured or under-insured, injured
passengers riding in the State vehicle have no liability
coverage available from the State. If a University
employee is driving a personal vehicle and is
transporting individual(s) that are not University
employees, no under-insured or uninsured motorist
coverage would be available on a secondary basis.
Family and Friends: The
University employee shall not transport non-University
passengers (for example family, friends, individuals not
affiliated with NAU), which may jeopardize the
employee’s liability coverage through State Risk
If you are the authorized University driver of a 9 to 12
passenger van, you must be NAU van certified. For more
information, contact Francisco Espinoza at
928-523-5183 or Chris Johnson at
Damage: State Risk
Management covers damage to windshields and windows on
all University-owned vehicles. If the damage occurs on
campus and is criminal or vandalism, contact University
Police Dispatch at 523-3611 to file a police report. If
the damage is weather related (caused by a road rock,
etc.) fill out the on-line
Report to generate a claim. In the case of auto
glass, the State will cover losses under the $100
minimum amount for a claim. The State of Arizona
contracts with SAFELITE FULFILLMENT, INC. for all auto
glass repairs to State (University) vehicles.
For more information on
University-Owned Vehicles, contact the Insurance Officer
with Property and Liability Insurance Services, at
- The University will not provide coverage for accidents involving intentional wrong doing
or criminal activities while operating a vehicle.
IT IS THE LAW TO FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS
- A completed Automobile Loss Report Form shall be made on all motor vehicle accidents,
regardless of the amount of damage, with 24 hours of the time of the accident. It is
imperative that the most Local Law Enforcement jurisdiction be contacted to initialize a
police report case number. NAU Risk Management is required to report all liability claims
to State Risk Management Section within one day if there is bodily injury or if damage is
expected to exceed $10,000. All other losses are to be reported to State within 10 days.
- Accident Reporting Packets including the Automobile Loss Report Forms are located in the
vehicle glove box. Names and telephone numbers of any witnesses shall be obtained by use
of Information Exchange Cards (also located in the Accident Packet in the glove box).
- In the event of a vehicle breakdown, the vehicle operator shall call one of the
emergency telephone numbers listed on the back cover of this Users Guide.
Our emergency line is (928) 523-4227.
- The vehicle shall be locked if it is necessary to leave it unattended. If it is
necessary to signal for assistance on a roadway, the hood of the vehicle should be raised
and the hazard flashers turned on.
- State vehicle operators are responsible for the prompt payment of fines for any moving
and non-moving traffic citations, other than mechanical failure received while driving a
University vehicle. Under no circumstances shall the citation be paid with University
- Citations received for mechanical failure shall be personally taken to the Fleet
A behind the wheel skills course is offered to all
potential drivers of university vans. It is recommended to user
departments of large vans to promote within their departments this
course to sharpen up on driver awareness and skill. We have an
outline of the subjects, time and certification covered in the
training, plus a chart of van training statistics. To sign up for the course
online or call phone
ext. 2469 or 5183.
Fleet billing rates may vary from fiscal year to fiscal year depending upon the size of
the fleet, cost of new vehicles, prices for fuel products, insurance, maintenance and
repair costs. Updates of the current rate structure will be published by the Office of
Business Affairs. Call the Dispatch Office at 523-2469 for current rate charges.
So that customers are up-to-date on transactions, billings for day rental vehicles is
provided daily through CUFS. A copy of the priced out vehicle request will be sent to the
using department on the following day.
|VEHICLE REQUESTS||523-2469||FLEET MANAGER||523-6439|
|FLEET SERVICE||523-6441||FACILITIES MANAGEMENT||523-4227|
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PHONE: (928) 523-4227
Weekday and non-holiday dispatch office hours are from 6 am to 5 pm
during regular semesters. Summer hours are from 6 am to 4:30 pm.
Thank You and Drive Safely