***Motor Pool is CLOSED on inclement weather days***

Motor Pool

The Motor Pool is responsible for over 119 vehicles owned by the University that are operated by employees. Approximately 30 of those vehicles are Permanently Assigned to various departments within the University and charged monthly flat rates and/or mileage. There are also 20 vehicles that are part of the University's Fleet that are available for use for properly sanctioned meetings and activities. Only authorized individuals are allowed to drive the Fleet vehicles. The department is responsible for providing a list of University employees/students/guests traveling with the driver.


Motor Pool is open Monday thru Friday from 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM.


Authorized Operators and Passengers per TBR Policy 4:03:02:00

Operators - Only employees of an institution with proper departmental authorization may be authorized to operate a state vehicle for official business. Authorization to use a state vehicle shall be limited to official use within scope of employment of the employee.

  1. GA's(Graduate Assistants) are permitted to operate Motor Pool vehicles, BUT they must be currently employed with the department and will be verified with Human Resources.

  2. The below are NOT permitted to operate Motor Pool vehicles
    1. APS (Academic Performance Scholarship students)
    2. FWS (Federal Work Study students)
    3. RWSP (Regular Student Work Program students)
All employees must have a valid driver's license prior to being authorized to operate a state vehicle.


Passengers - Passengers in state vehicles shall be limited to the following:

  1. employees of the institution when within the scope of employment;
  2. students of the institution engaged in institutional or school sponsored activities; and
  3. other persons when it is necessary for them to accompany an employee on official business or as guests of the institution. Family members are NOT permitted to ride in university owned Motor Pool vehicles OR vehicles rented in the university's name.

***NO pets are allowed in state vehicles***

Service Animals per ADA 2010 Revised Requirements

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person's disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.


Large Passenger Bus/Van

Travelers K thru 12 and little Bucs are NOT permitted to travel in vehicles larger then 7 passenger mini-vans. Click here to view University Policy - FP-28


No Smoking/Tobacco Policy - Tobacco use is prohibited in ALL state vehicles. Violations of the policy will be dealt with in a manner that is consistent with university procedures. There shall be no reprisals against anyone reporting violations of this policy.


Penalties for Misuse of Vehicles per TBR Policy 4:03:02:00

  1. Employees who misuse vehicles will be subject to disciplinary sanctions, depending upon the magnitude of the misuse and the frequency with which it has occurred. Misuse includes any of the following:
    1. Utilization of radar detection devices in state vehicles;
    2. Violations of traffic laws; this includes exceeding posted speed limits, reckless driving, and illegal parking;
    3. Careless operation that results in damage to the vehicle or injury to persons or property;
    4. Use of a vehicle for personal business or unauthorized commuting purposes; or
    5. Use of a vehicle contrary to the provisions of this policy.

  2. The president of the institution, director of the TTC, or the Chancellor should determine the penalty appropriate for each violation; and in addition may require the employee to pay for damages to the vehicle caused by misuse.

Motor Pool is located in the back of Bond Building along JL Seehorn Jr Road. Click here for view on campus map.

  • Lisa Odom - Reservations - 423-439-7768
  • Mike Mitchell - Motor Pool - Maintenance Lead - 423-439-7748
  • Mike Nichols - Motor Pool - Mechanic