Departmental Vehicles

The department has a truck available for departmental use. To reserve this vehicle, use the signout sheet on the side of the mailboxes in 502 ASI Building; keys for this vehicle are kept in Dave Love’s mailbox. A pick up truck is also available at the Chemical Ecology Lab for use by personnel; a sign-out sheet is located in room 122 Chemical Ecology Lab; keys for this vehicle are kept on a shelf by the mailboxes in 101.

  • It is the responsibility of the user to maintain adequate oil and fuel levels; the vehicle should be returned with no less than one-half tank of fuel. Fuel and oil can be obtained with a University credit card at the Service Garage on the northeast end of campus.
  • The Penn State credit card, along with a notebook to record the amount of fuel and odometer readings, is located in the glove compartment. When using departmental vehicles for long-distance travel, an Exxon credit card is located in the glove compartment.

Fleet Vehicles

  • University Fleet Operations has vehicles which can be rented to departments on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Requests for fleet vehicles should be submitted to the Bookkeeper on a Vehicle Request Form, which must be initialed by your advisor. The forms area available on the upper shelf in the departmental mail room (502 ASI).
  • Fleet Operations offers its customers optional zero deductible collision coverage on fleet vehicles. The University currently provides $500 deductible coverage/vehicle. Costs for zero deductible coverage will be direct billed at $2/day for daily rentals and $15/month for long-term assignments. This additional coverage is optional and can be purchased at the time of vehicle pickup by checking the “zero deductible” box on the Checkout Confirmation Form. Long-term vehicle users can select this option by checking the “zero deductible” box on the Full-Time Vehicle Request Form.

***University vehicles (fleet and departmental) may only be driven by Penn State employees who are licensed drivers and are at least 21 years of age***