Motorpool Overview

Vehicles are available for use by UIS employees for official campus business on a first-come-first-serve basis. Contact the motor pool office as early as possible regarding the availability of vehicles for specific dates and times.

General Information

Location/Phone

  • Business Services Building, Room 33
  • 217-206-6531

Hours

  • 8am to 12pm Weekdays
  • 1pm to 4 pm Weekdays
  • Closed Weekends

Motor Pool Current Costs

  • 35 cents per mile for fleet cars
  • 38 cents per mile for all vans

Vehicle Request

The Springfield Car Release Order form (with appropriate authorization by the fiscal officer) and a copy of your current driver’s license must be provided prior to the time of departure. This information should be sent by campus mail or hand-delivered to the motor pool office prior to the use of the vehicle.

Departure Time – At the time of departure, pick up the keys, vehicle trip ticket, gasoline credit card, and the vehicle from the motor pool office. Inspect the vehicle for any physical damage. Check that there is enough gas in the tank before departing. Obtaining gas from the pumps at the motor pool is preferred. Outside gas purchases are more costly to UIS. Please confer with the motor pool staff for vehicle fill-up.

Returning a Vehicle – After returning from the trip, bring the vehicle to the motor pool lot promptly because others may be waiting for it. Complete the trip ticket (with beginning and ending mileage), lock the vehicle, turn in keys and gasoline purchase receipts to the motor pool office. If the vehicle is returned after working hours, deposit the keys and other materials in the “after hours” drop box in Parking Lot B.

Check Availability

UIS’ vehicles are available for use by campus employees for official campus business. Vehicles are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Check with the motor pool office regarding availability on the date and time desired. Vehicles should be reserved in advance. At the present time, considerable use of campus vehicles is made in connection with UIS’ off-campus instructional activities in Peoria and Decatur.

Accordingly, competition for the use of the vehicles is relatively great. Persons requiring the use of vehicles are therefore encouraged to reserve vehicles well in advance of the anticipated usage date. If all campus vehicles are scheduled for use the day and/or time of a request, the driver (requestor) can call a local rental car agency to rent a vehicle. The driver should check with his/her department to determine the procedure for vehicle rental reimbursement.

Rules of the Road

In order to operate a university vehicle, one must be a UIS employee and must possess a valid driver’s license which authorizes him/her to drive motor vehicles in the state of Illinois. All university vehicles are to be used for official use only; and drivers are expected to operate them in an appropriate manner, to comply with all university policies relevant to their use, and to obey all state and local traffic and parking regulations. University specific policies can be accessed in Business and Financial Policies and Procedures – Rent a University Motor Vehicle.

Services Policies and Procedures:

If a UIS employee encounters a traffic violation or parking tickets while using a university-owned vehicle, the person who was driving the vehicle is responsible for the payment of the fine.

If there have been any accidents or mechanical problems; give the motor pool office a detailed report.

Following the vehicle usage, a “chargeback” will be made to the contractual account of the using unit/program. Presently, a chargeback of 28 cents per mile is required for fleet cars and 30 cents per mile for vans. At the end of each month, a voucher will be prepared and sent to the accounting office charging the contractual budget of the account named in the vehicle request form.

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