Who is eligible to Drive:
- Students 21 and over can apply to become approved college fleet drivers.
If students are under 21 and have 3 years of driving experience (with a completely clean record) they can also apply to drive college cars.
- Faculty, Staff, Houghton Academy and church employees who wish to drive college vehicles also need to be certified through the Driver Safety Seminar.
Getting Approved to Drive:
The first step to getting approved to drive college vehicles is taking the college Driver Safety Seminar. This seminar is offered once in the spring semester and once in the fall semester.
Becca Crouch, College Fleet Coordinator, will send out an email with seminar dates and locations. Sign-up is required and new drivers will need to fill out the Fleet Driver Information Sheet
Please specify what type of vehicle you will need with your request:
(4 passengers plus driver)
(6 passengers plus driver)
- full-size vans
(11 passengers plus driver)
- 2 cargo trailers.
Cost for Driving College Vehicles:
All drivers must have a “college business” purpose for use (vehicles are not allowed to be used for personal reasons). The cost to drive a college fleet vehicle must be charged to a college account. The accounts are charged a flat rate based on the total number of miles traveled. Student’s requesting use of vehicles will need approval (to charge their account number) from a faculty member or an advisor of their organization.
Cars are charged $0.40 per mile, Mini-vans are charged $0.40 per mile, Vans are charged $0.50 per mile, and Trailers are charged $0.05 per mile.