Transportation

Who May Drive a State Vehicle? 

Drivers of state fleet vehicles must have a valid driver's license and be over 18 years of age. In addition, they must be driving within the course and scope of their employment at Western Colorado University or be an authorized volunteer acting at the request, for the benefit and under the control of the State of Colorado. To serve as an authorized volunteer, the Authorized Volunteer Form must be completed, signed by both the authorized driver and the supervisor of the trip and be on file at the Facilities Services Office before departure. Student Organizations will not be permitted to use college vehicles unless a faculty or staff member or student employee is driving the vehicle.

Passenger van operators must attend a driver’s training class offered each semester through the office of the Associate VP of Finance and Administration. Anyone who would like additional "hands-on" instruction with the vans such as road testing, backing up, etc is welcome to schedule such instruction by calling 970.943.7018. All other first time operators should arrive at Facilities Services ten minutes prior to their departure time for explanation of the use of the state credit card, vehicle registration, insurance, maintenance, and accident information.

Drivers and passengers represent Western Colorado University while traveling.

CONSUMPTION OR POSSESSION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN IN STATE VEHICLES.