University vehicles are available for business purposes (e.g., student recruitment, advancement/alumni relations, training events, conferences, athletic contests, etc.). Before using a University vehicle, employees must complete the Driving Application & Agreement, provide a valid/current driver's license, and meet the requirements below.

 

To drive a GU fleet vehicle, you must be on the GU Approved Driver List.   

 

To be added to this list, you must:

  • Completing the Driving Application & Agreement form, which includes your agreement to allow GU or their insurance carrier to run a motor vehicle report (MVR) on your driving record and monitor your MVR periodically, 
  • Be an employee, student, or a student completing a practicum through GU, and;
  • Have a valid US driver's license that has been in effect for at least two years

 

To Drive a GU activity bus, you must:

  • Meet all the requirements above, and;
  • Be at least 21 years of age, and;
  • Pass the online training course
  • Greenville University will periodically monitor MVR for each university-approved driver. When an MVR includes a more serious violation, as stated above, GU reserves the right to require mitigating steps to protect the University's interest and ensure the safety of the students. Mitigating measures may include a written warning to the employee file, completing an online vehicle training program, and/or temporary or permanent suspension of University driving privileges.

 

Watch your GU email address for the notification of acceptance or denial.

 

 

Examples of moving violations:

  • speeding, which can be exceeding a limit or (in some jurisdictions) simply driving at an unsafe speed
  • tailgating or failing to maintain an assured clear distance ahead
  • running a stop sign or red traffic light
  • failure to yield to another vehicle with the right-of-way
  • failure to signal for turns or lane changes
  • improper lane usage, such as failing to drive within a single lane
  • crossing over a center divider, median
  • driving on the shoulder when considered illegal under certain conditions
  • failure to use a seat belt
  • unlawful use of window tints and obstructions
  • failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk
  • failure to stop for a school bus when children are boarding or exiting
  • failure to secure a load to a truck
  • operating a telecommunications device while driving
  • driving a vehicle outside the conditions of one's license
  • driving a car on train tracks
  • failure to stop after a traffic collision or make a report
  • driving on the wrong side of the road, unless there is an obstruction

 

More serious moving violations include:

  • driving under the influence
  • reckless driving
  • street racing
  • vehicular homicide
  • Playing on a phone or texting when driving

 

 

As a GU Fleet Vehicle Driver, You Agree:

  • Limit the number of passengers in the vehicle to the number of seat belts and ensure the passengers use   the seat belts
  • Will follow all laws, ordinances, and posted speed limits
  • Cell phones: No drivers will use cell phones at any time while vehicles are in motion. 
  • Medications: No drivers, before or during trips, will use medicines, alcohol, drugs, or other substances that may cause drowsiness or other physical or mental impairment
  • Weather Conditions:  Plan ahead, watch weather radar, allow additional time during times of inclement weather
  • Never leave the scene of an accident before receiving a copy of the police report 
  • Report any accident to GU as soon as possible by completing:: Auto Accident Report
  • Not to smoke or allow passengers to smoke in fleet vehicles
  • Do a dent and damage check before each trip, take pictures of any noticed damage, and send it to gail.wall@greenville.edu
  • Post-trip:  Report any vehicle irregularities (e.g., unusual noises, awkward operation, etc.) on the trip report
  • Be sure to remove all personal articles and trash from the vehicle before locking it and turning the trip reports and vehicle keys into the Fleet Manager upon your return to campus