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.

 

You must be on the GU Approved Driver List to drive a GU fleet vehicle.   

 

To be added to this list, you must:

  • Completing the Driver 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 severe 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 you will:

  • Limit the number of passengers in the vehicle to the number of seat belts and ensure the passengers use the seat belts
  • Only allow individuals required for the business event to ride in the vehicle
  • follow all laws, ordinances, and posted speed limits
  • not use a cell phone at any time while vehicles are in motion.
  • not, before or during trips, use medicines, alcohol, drugs, or other substances that may cause drowsiness or other physical or mental impairment
  • 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
  • if in an accident, I will not discuss who is or is not at fault with persons at the scene and will complete the online form at Auto Accident Report as soon as possible
  • not smoke or allow passengers to smoke in fleet vehicles
  • complete a dent and damage check before each trip, take pictures of any noticed damage, and send them to gail.wall@greenville.edu
  • complete the trip report indicating any vehicle irregularities (e.g., unusual noises or operation, etc.)
  • be sure to remove all personal articles and trash from the vehicle before locking it and returning the trip report and keys to the Fleet Manager as soon as I return to campus