Equipment Room and Driver Information

Please note that ALL DRIVERS of CNR vehicles must be employees of NC State University and have a photocopy/picture (front and back) of your driver’s license is required to be housed in the Equipment Room. Submit JPEG or PDF of driver’s license, no hard copies.  Additionally, anyone (faculty, staff, grad or undergrad student) who would like to drive one of the CNR vehicles  MUST review an online instructional safety course and pass a short quiz. A copy of the email verification of passing the quiz must be emailed in advance to Dominic Chirico prior to signing out a vehicle. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Be grateful that the department has provided vehicles for research and field trips to aid us on our educational careers. Please help to maintain this invaluable resource.

Course Information

These courses are required for anyone that will be driving a vehicle.

1. 15 passenger Van Safety-EHPS-GS100

Learn safe driving considerations along with specific hazars and precautions when driving a large 15 passenger van.

2. Driving Safely – Autos/SUVs/Pickups – EHPS-IRM-01

This course will provide drivers of NC State vehicles awareness of the major activities that lead to accidents. The training is produced by our automobile insurance carrier, Travelers Insurance. Students will review
the following topics and be presented with quiz questions to assess understanding:
• Speeding
• Tailgaiting
• Frequent Lane Changes
• Failing to Yield the Right-of-Way
• Inattentive Driving
• Distracted Driving

3. Traffic Control – EHPS-GS102

This online learning module reviews general Traffic Control practices. It is considered an awareness training and requires approximately 20 minutes to complete.

4. Driving Safely – Light Trucks and Cargo Vans – EHPS-IRM-02

This course is designed for employees who drive box trucks and cargo vans, either rented or owned by NC State. The course will provide drivers awareness of the major activities that lead to accidents. The training is
produced by our automobile insurance carrier, Travelers Insurance.

5.Distracted Driver Safety Training – EHPS-GS101

This training reviews what it means to be a distracted driver and how to share the road safely with distracted drivers.

Reserving and Returning a Vehicle

When reserving a vehicle, please provide the following:

  • Name of person using the vehicle
  • Destination
  • Purpose – if research or extension, provide an account number; if educational, provide professor and course number
  • Phone number
  • Professor (PI) you are working under

When returning vehicles:

  • Fill out the  mileage and fuel form (place a copy of this in blue key bag when complete)
  • Top off fuel tank (no exceptions)
  • Remove all trash (no exceptions)
  • Park behind Weaver Labs
  • Drop blue key bag in bin on floor or through slot in Academic Affairs (Biltmore 2018)

Gas Cards

NCSU has a new vendor for gas cards, WEX (abbreviation stands for Wright Express) that we will now be using for all of our CNR vehicles. The new WEX cards work just like the old Voyager cards, at essentially any gas station (view card guide and stations list). They can also be used for minor repair costs (if needed) when far from campus. You do not need to save the receipts as we will have an online reconciliation process that will act as the receipt. But, all users will be required to state the purpose of their trip when making a vehicle reservation (Educational, Extension, Research, Other) and provide a project number if for Research, Extension or other purposes. To use the WEX card:

  • swipe it like a credit card
  • enter the odometer of the vehicle (no tenths of miles)
  • enter the PIN code/ Driver ID (will come with each vehicle set of keys)
  • fill up!

Equipment Room Information

The supervisor of the College of Natural Resources Vehicle Pool and the Supervisor of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources Equipment Room is Dominic Chirico.

Fall 2017 Equipment Room Hours and Contacts