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Vehicles

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. A pick up truck is also available at the Chemical Ecology Lab for use by personnel; a sign-out sheet and keys are kept on a shelf by the mailboxes in room 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 Sherri Taylor 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.