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UW Vehicle Policy Changes Take Effect July 1
May 23, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees during its May meeting approved changes to the University Vehicle Regulation and authorized the implementation of a UW vehicle policy that will govern the use of university and personal vehicles being used for UW business.
The revised UW Regulation 3-179 and associated vehicle policy are the result of committee work the past 18 months and numerous discussions among campus stakeholders.
Among the changes that take effect July 1:
- New definitions and guidance for the use of "university vehicles" and "private vehicles being used for university business";
- Updated driver qualification standards, including requirements for Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) checks;
- Clarification of who may be transported in vehicles being used on university business;
- Implementation of a waiver process for non-university passengers traveling in private vehicles used for university business;
- Detailed procedures for procurement, licensing, transfer, disposal, service and repair of university vehicles; and
- A deductible provision that requires departments to pay a deductible for at-fault accidents involving university vehicles.
The documents and FAQs can be read at http://Uwyo.edu/vehiclepolicy .
Additional information will be disseminated as July 1 draws closer and specific processes are implemented. For questions and additional information, email the Risk Management Department, Risk@uwyo.edu.
Josh French, Laramie High School senior, wipes dirt off a University of Wyoming vehicle at UW's Fleet Services maintenance garage. A new vehicle policy will take effect July 1. (Madison Padilla Photo)