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Phone: (765) 494-9494

Purdue West Shopping Plaza
1404 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2092


Phone: (765) 743-3442

Terminal Building, Room 201
1501 Aviation Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Transportation Service

Car/Van Rental: 765-494-2114
Charter Bus: 765-494-6554
Service Shop: 765-494-2121
After Hours: 800-213-3626

Materials Management Distribution Building (MMDC)
700 Ahlers Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2013


Car Reservations

University staff may rent fleet vehicles for approved university activities throughout the United States and Canada.

All staff renting vehicles must bring an original Form 1 signed by their business office or department head, dean or director, and a valid U.S. or Canadian driver's license.

Estimates will be provided upon request (494-2114). Estimates will be based on your planned trip. Charges are based on actual miles and usage.


Vehicles and Services

  • Six Passenger Car - Chevrolet Impala


See the current rates.


To make a reservation the following information will be required:

  • Type of Vehicle Desired and Any Special Needs
  • Driver's Name
  • Departure Date and Time (See Pickup Times Below)
  • Return Date and Time
  • Destination
  • Estimated Total Miles
  • Number of Passengers
  • Caller's Name, Phone Number and Department
  • Account information

Make Reservations as far in advance as possible.  Reservations can be made by the following options:

  • Call 494-2114
  • Fax a completed Form 1 to 496-1374
  • Email transportation@purdue.edu (Note: Transportation will reply to the sender to confirm receipt of the reservation.  It is the sender's responsibility to follow up if a confirmation is not received.)

A Form 1 (Purdue University Vehicle Request) with original signatures is required at the time of pickup before the vehicle will be released.


  • Charges are per day and per mile, plus parking, tolls, and miscellaneous.
  • Daily and long term arrangements are available. Long term rental arrangements are available for a period of three months or longer. Call 494-2114 for more details and current rates.


  • Miscellaneous charges include additional cleaning and/or repairs as required.
  • Charges for specialty requested vehicles will consist of rental charges, fuel and other vehicle related expenses, plus a processing fee.


Notify Transportation Service of any changes regarding the scheduled trip, or to confirm reservations (494-2114), as far in advance as possible.


Notification of trip cancellations must be phoned in at least 24 hours prior to the planned the vehicle pick-up time specified.

Driver Qualification and Authorization

  • All persons who will operate a Vehicle on University business or for any other University purpose must meet the Qualification Requirements and Procedures Application to all drivers as outlined in section 1.1 of the Vehicle Use Policy.
  • Vehicle Use Policy

Driver Certification

The Form 1 requires a driver's certification. By signing for the vehicle and noting the state and expiration of the operator's license, the driver certifies:

  • Possession of a valid United States or Canadian driver's license.
  • Only approved drivers, who meet all requirements, are authorized to drive the vehicle.
  • The vehicle will be used only for approved university business.
  • The vehicle will be driven in accordance with state and local laws and regulations, and in a courteous manner that represents Purdue University.

Pick Up Times
  • The Transportation Service office is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, only open duing spring and fall semester for Saturdays.
  • For trips beginning before 7:00.a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, vehicles can be picked up between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. the night before.
  • For trips departing between 11:00 a.m. Saturday and 7:00 a.m. Monday, vehicles can be picked up between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on the preceding Saturday.

Note: Transportation Service office hours are adjusted around University holidays. Please call if your departure time is near an official University holiday.

Vehicle Return Procedure

  • Vehicles should be returned to Transportation Service by the date and time stated on the Form 1.
  • Park the vehicle in the lot to the south of Physical Facilities Service Building (PFSB).
  • Check interior and trunk for personal items. Items found will be kept at TMB for two weeks before sending them to Central Lost and Found.
  • The fuel tank does not need to be returned full.
  • During office hours bring the odometer reading (not the trip meter) into the office.
  • Parking and toll receipts must be reimbursed through their business office.
  • After office hours place key case in the drop box (located to the right of main office door).
  • Alert Transportation staff of any mechanical problems, or other concerns you have regarding the vehicle.
  • Report accidents, or damage to the vehicle immediately.

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