It is the policy of Clover Park Technical College to ensure that college owned, rented or leased motor vehicles as well as privately owned vehicles driven on college business are operated safely and within the requirements set forth by the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services. All drivers must produce proof of a valid Washington state driver's license every two (2) years, proof of valid insurance for a privately owned vehicle every two (2) years and attend a driver's safety briefing within sixty (60) days of employment.
College drivers authorized to drive college vehicles or privately owned vehicles on official state business must comply with all policies herein.
The President or his/her designee may authorize the use of a privately owned vehicle (POV) in the conduct of official college business when it is more advantageous or economical to the college that a person travel by a POV rather than a common carrier or a college-owned or leased motor vehicle. CPTC will not reimburse out-of-pocket costs for parking tickets, moving violations, or damages and insurance deductibles relating to POVs used on official college business.
When driving on official college business, all drivers are to have a driver's license recognized as valid under Washington state law. This license must be in the driver's possession while operating any motor vehicle used for college business. In addition, those driving a POV on official college business must carry poof of valid insurance that complies with the State of Washington's liability insurance laws.
Except as otherwise provided by law, or by DES, college-owned or leased motor vehicles are to be used only for official college business. Any person exercising control over and/or operating the vehicle is expressly prohibited from transporting unauthorized passengers.
The driver must:
Managers/supervisors will identify employees/students that they wish to designate as college drivers and provide information to the office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Record keeping for training and license/proof of insurance will be provided by the office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that all employees who operate vehicles on college business receive a training briefing within sixty (60) days of employment or adoption of this policy.
The following information must be available in every state vehicle: repair information, operator’s responsibilities statement, accident and insurance forms (including instructions), emergency instructions, and the “State Proof of Liability” card.