Fleet Services

Your On-Campus Car Experts

Fleet Services is your one-stop shop for your university vehicle needs on campus. We provide everything from repair, maintenance and fuel, to information about purchasing a vehicle for your department.

Our Services

  • Complete mandatory State of Ohio fleet reporting on behalf of the university
  • Complete mandatory Federal fleet reporting on behalf of the university
  • Monitor Federal EPAct compliance in respect to the requirement of procuring alternatively fueled vehicles
  • Vehicle disposal
  • Track university fleet composition, expenses, acquisitions, and dispositions
  • Approve all university fleet purchases and leases
  • Maintain and report data on the university fleet as requested
  • Coordinate vehicle insurance claims
  • Implement and oversee the Vehicles Policy

Policies & Procedures

The Ohio State University's fleet policies and procedures provide guidelines for the acquisition, use, maintenance, and disposal of all state owned, leased or donated vehicles as well as reporting requirements. These policies apply to university departments who own, lease or use a university vehicle in addition to any person operating a university vehicle. When reviewing these policies, it is important to note the following:

  • Motor vehicles may be acquired and used as necessary for authorized university business.
  • The assistant vice president for business operations is responsible for the implementation, administration, and interpretation of rules, regulations and procedures applied to all motor vehicles owned, leased, operated, or otherwise managed by the university regardless of the method obtained, the source of funds or the intended vehicle use.
  • Transportation and Traffic Management is responsible for coordinating and monitoring related procedures and processes.
  • Vehicles provided by automobile dealerships, where the dealer retains the vehicle title, are covered under a separate Vehicle Gift-in-Kind Policy #2.74.
  • Only people possessing a valid and appropriate driver's license, meeting the standards outlined in the Vehicle Acquisition and Use Policy #2.72 and who have department authorization by the department may operate a university owned or leased vehicle.
  • University policies and how they are established are available at the university policy website.

Vehicle Idling

Transportation and Traffic Management strongly encourages adherence to the following procedures to ensure that university vehicles and equipment are operated and maintained in a manner that minimizes air pollution, maximizes fuel efficiency, and reduces wear to the vehicle. 

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Vehicle Maintenance

The Ohio State University offers maintenance services to the University's 1,000+ vehicle fleet. Whether it's a courier vehicle, box truck, 15-passenger van or SUV, our mechanics are ready to assist you with your annual safety inspections and your maintenance needs.

Hours of Operation Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
*Note Change in Service Hours: Starting July 1st, hours of operation will be Monday-Friday: 7:30AM - 4:00PM; Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Address: OSU Service Center Annex, 2578 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: 614-292-6195 

Fax: 614-292-4051