Members of the Cornell University community may use University-owned vehicles for University business purposes. The University’s rules regarding vehicle use are in University policy 3.2 – University Travel and University Policy 3.4 – Use of Cornell Vehicles
Agile Fleet Commander – All members of the Cornell University community requesting to drive University-owned vehicles are required to register in Agile Fleet Commander.
Please visit Cornell University Fleet Services to register in Agile Fleet Commander: Agile Fleet Commander
Everyone registered in Agile Fleet Commander is responsible for updating their Agile Fleet Commander profile page, including any changes to their driver’s license status
DMV Driving Records – Members of the University community requesting to drive University-owned vehicles consent to a review of their motor vehicle license status and driving records. They also agree to the release of such reports to the University for the purpose of assisting the Office of Risk Management and Insurance in making a determination as to their suitability to drive University vehicles. Risk Management will contact the appropriate personnel if there are concerning issues with driving records.
Driving History Questionnaire (DHQ) – The Office of Risk Management and Insurance must approve student’s requests to drive University-owned vehicles. Students requesting to drive University-owned or leased vehicles are required to complete a Driving History Questionnaire annually: Driving History Questionnaire
Our office will review the completed DHQ and notify the student, the student’s supervisor and Fleet Services of the decision.
Faculty and staff are not required to complete a Driving History Questionnaire.
Driver Training –
- Fleet Large Van Training program – Students are required to complete the Fleet Large Van Training program to drive vehicles larger than a 7 passenger van. (call 254-8280 for details).
- Attention and Distraction Driving Course (Coming Soon) – The Attention and Distraction Driving Course is available to the Cornell University community. The Office of Risk Management and Insurance may require members of the community to complete the course; however, not everyone is required to complete to drive University-owned vehicles. The course is only 30 minutes long, is very interactive and successfully completing it will demonstrate that you know how to recognize and react to various distractions while driving motor vehicles.
Additional Resources –
- NHTSA Distracted Driving – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides additional resources related to distracted driving. Please visit the website here: NHTSA Distracted Driving
- Cornell University Safety Service Inspection document: Safety Service Inspection
- Cornell University Vehicle Representative Appointment document: Vehicle Representative Appointment
- Cornell University Vehicle Use Authorization Request: Vehicle Use Authorization Request