Specialty Vehicles

Purdue partners with Enterprise to provide supplementary rental services. This partnership allows the Purdue community to request specialty vehicles at discounted rates from Enterprise through Transportation Services. Faculty and staff may request specialty vehicles for approved University activities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Examples of specialty vehicles include the following: 

  • Luxury car — Lincoln Town Car
  • SUV
  • Pickup truck
  • Cargo truck
  • A type of car or van that is not part of our fleet

Requests for specialty vehicles must be made at least one week prior to the scheduled departure time as Purdue does not have control over the availability of requested vehicles. To request a specialty vehicle, complete a Form 1 and submit it to transportation@purdue.edu

Reservations and Rates 

Refer to the Vehicle Reservations webpage for general requirements and a description of the rental process.

Specialty vehicle rental rates are provided by Enterprise and based on the type of vehicle requested. Transportation Services can provide a Wex charge card at the renter’s request. All other related travel expenses, including tolls and parking, are the responsibility of the driver and/or their department. See the Rental Rates webpage for more information.

Pick-up Times

Keys for Enterprise rentals are not able to be placed inside of the automated kiosk at the Transportation Services office. Specialty vehicle rental keys must be picked up during the following regular hours:

  • Transportation Services office is open from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The lobby closes daily from 12-1 p.m.

Note: Transportation Services office hours are adjusted around University holidays. Please call 765-494-2114 for vehicle pickups or returns that are near a University holiday

Vehicle Return Procedure 

Enterprise keys should be returned in-person to the Transportation Services office during normal business hours. For returns that are outside of business hours, keys should be placed inside the drop box just outside of the Transportation Services office.

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