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Qualifications to Operate a University Vehicle

Qualifications to Operate a University Vehicle

 

A University vehicle is defined as any vehicle owned, rented or leased by Lehigh University or any vehicle otherwise under the University's care, custody or control.

Operation of a Lehigh University vehicle is a privilege granted to an individual on a highly selective basis. In addition to the individual's current qualifications, that individual's actual driving experience is considered.

To qualify as an operator of a University vehicle, the individual must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Be a salaried employee, faculty or staff, or be currently enrolled at Lehigh University as a full-time graduate or undergraduate student of at least 18 years of age.

  2. Be a part-time (wage) employee or part-time Lehigh graduate or undergraduate student of at least 21 years of age.

  3. Have a valid domestic driver's license and have at least two (2) years of driving experience in the United States or Canada.

  4. Complete a Driver Information Form, available on this web site under "Forms", and deliver it - in person - to the Transportation Services Office, 126 Goodman Drive, where a staff member will physically verify and photocopy the required driver's license.

  5. Have, and maintain, an acceptable driving record.

Due to the additional passengers involved, any person seeking to operate a vehicle designed to carry nine (9) or more passengers shall meet the following additional qualifications:

  1. Must be at least 25 years of age.
  2. Have a valid domestic driver's license and have at least five (5) years driving experience in the United States or Canada.
  3. Driver information form https://financeadmin.lehigh.edu/sites/financeadmin.lehigh.edu/files/offices/ubs/tps/docs/driverinfoform_2015.pdf