NASA Official Fleet Management Handbook
General Fleet Vehicle Use
Vehicles will be operated in accordance with this
handbook and state and local laws as applicable.
Compliance With Motor Vehicle Laws
Personnel operating Government-owned motor vehicles
must comply with motor vehicle traffic laws of the State and local
jurisdiction as outlined in 41CFR102-34.250.
Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs
Operating a Government-owned motor vehicle while under
the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs is strictly prohibited.
Moreover, personnel will not consume alcohol or illegal drugs while
operating Government-owned motor vehicles.
As stated in paragraph 126.96.36.199, POVís may be used for
official business for short trips and incidental travel, subject to
Federal Travel Regulations.
and Storage of Fleet Vehicles
Generally, Government vehicles will be parked at each
customerís work place in a secure location, with the keys and credit
card removed and the vehicles locked and windows rolled up. Exceptions
should be coordinated through the CTO.
Responsibility for Loss or Property Damage
Operators will report loss of or damaged property to
the CTO via their supervisor. Whenever Government vehicles are lost,
damaged, or stolen, the CTO will ensure an investigation is
accomplished. This also includes GSA assigned vehicles.
Fleet Vehicle Keys and Credit Cards
Operators will coordinate with the CTO for replacement
keys and cards. The responsible department will ensure a memorandum is
written to explain the circumstances of the loss and action taken to
prevent reoccurrence. The CTO maintains spare keys in the Vehicle
Management Office (VMO).
Government License Plates
Lost plates for Government-owned and GSA vehicles will
be reported to and handled by the CTO. See 41 CFR 101-38.202-7.
Wearing of seat belts is mandatory for all vehicle
occupants. See 49CFR 571 for specific details on occupant restraint
Prohibitive Use of Tobacco Products
Use of tobacco products including smokeless tobacco in
GSA and Government vehicles is prohibited.
Operators of GSA and Government vehicles will not
operate cellular phones while the vehicle is in motion or on the
traveled portion of a roadway.
Transporting of Hazardous Materials Using Government Vehicles
Center Transportation Management shall have an
understanding of the rules and regulations governing the transport of
hazardous cargo movement. See 49CFR, Part 177 for specifics on
transporting hazardous cargo over the public highway.
Restrictions on Use of 15-Passenger Vans
The National Highway Transportation Safety
Administration has issued repeated rollover warnings to users of
15-passenger vans. NASA policy prohibits carrying more than 9 people
including the driver in 15-passenger vans. NASA policy also requires
drivers of 15-passenger vans to be experienced drivers with valid
Commercial Driverís Licenses. Procurement and use of these vehicles is
highly discouraged. See
Warning: Where used, safety recommendations on
15-passenger vans must be strictly adhered to, including ensuring vans
are only operated by trained and experienced drivers, including a review
and understanding of the safety advisory.
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