4000-6-4Use of College Owned/Leased Vehicles

Issue Date:
November 26, 2009

Upon request, the college will provide a copy of this policy in an alternate format.

Policy

Vehicles that are owned or on extended lease by Lambton College are to be used for authorized purposes only, and must be operated and maintained in a responsible manner.

Procedure

1. Drivers of College Owned/Leased Vehicles

The College may grant approval for staff, students or volunteers to act as the designated driver of college vehicles for College sanctioned purposes if the following criteria are met:

  • 1.1 The driver must have a full G license and an acceptable driving record
  • 1.2 The driver may be asked to provide proof of having their own automobile insurance or be named on one of his/her parent’s automobile policies as an insured driver.

2. Conditions of Use of Lambton College Vehicles (owned or leased):

  • 2.1 Use of College vehicles is limited to sanctioned College business only. Personal use of any College vehicle is strictly prohibited.
  • 2.2 Fines and tickets associated with the use of a Lambton College vehicle are the financial responsibility of the driver.
  • 2.3 All costs associated with an accident are charged to the College and, eventually, to the Department responsible for the vehicle.
  • 2.4 In the case of an unauthorized use of a College Vehicle, the driver is responsible for all costs associated with an accident. Unauthorized use of a College vehicle is considered theft and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
  • 2.5 Drivers are required to abide by College Policy regarding use of mobile devices.
  • 2.6 Drivers are responsible for ensuring all passengers are wearing seatbelts and that there are no more passengers in the vehicle than available seatbelts.
  • 2.7 Drivers must adhere to the rules of the road and ensure the safety of passengers in the vehicle.
  • 2.8 Drivers are responsible to ensure that smoking is prohibited in College vehicles.
  • 2.9 Drivers are responsible to clean the vehicle after use and to return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel.

3. Drivers’ List and Authorization Form

  • 3.1 Each department is required to provide updated lists of authorized drivers to the Purchasing/Insurance department on an annual basis, including copies of the driver’s license of each individual listed.
  • 3.2 As required, driver’s license information will be forwarded to the College’s insurance carrier. Any personal information collected by Lambton College or the insurance company as part of this undertaking will only be used for insurance purposes. The Purchasing/Insurance Department will notify drivers when they have been added to the Approved Drivers’ List. Approved drivers are insured while driving a Lambton College vehicle on College business.
  • 3.3 Previously approved drivers are required to give immediate notice to the Purchasing/Insurance department in the event of a suspension of license.

4. Responsibility

  • 4.1 The Facilities Management and Apprenticeship Departments are responsible to ensure that vehicles directly under their control are properly maintained and operated in a safe manner at all times.
  • 4.2 Other vehicles owned or leased by the College will be designated as under the control of a specific department that will be responsible to ensure that the vehicle is properly maintained and operated in a safe manner according to the following requirements:

      Inspection of College Owned Vehicles

    • 4.2.1 Drivers must complete and sign a Vehicle Use and Inspection Checklist and Acknowledgement Form, before and after use of the vehicle.
    • 4.2.2 Any damage incurred while the vehicle is in the driver’s possession must be reported immediately to the Purchasing /Insurance Department.
    • Vehicle Logs

    • 4.2.3 The driver is required to record the following entries for each trip or day in a Vehicle Log book which is to be kept in the vehicle:
      • Date
      • Starting location
      • Destination
      • Odometer readings at start and completion of use
    • 4.2.4 Vehicle records must be maintained by the department responsible for the vehicle.
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  • 4.3 Winter tires are to be installed on all College vehicles during the months of November through April.

College Vehicles – Drivers’ List and Authorization Form

Checklist and Acknowledgement Form


For questions or concerns regarding policies, please contact:

Jim Elliott
Director, Quality Assurance & Institutional Research
519-542-7751 x 3489
jim.elliott@lambtoncollege.ca

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