Fleet Services

Fleet Services manages vehicle rentals for employees and student groups traveling on official university business.

Towson University Fleet Services
Towson University Fleet Services Vehicles

In order to rent a vehicle, you must have a valid driver’s license and be traveling within a 300-mile radius of the campus. Cars, eight-passenger vans and 10-passenger vans are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals wishing to drive a 10-passenger van must complete a Fleet Services training class prior to renting the vehicle. Individuals wishing to travel beyond 300 miles of the university can arrange a non-university rental vehicle with Fleet Services.

Rental Process

Complete the following steps to rent a vehicle:

  1. Complete and submit a driver clearance application and signed acknowledgment of general rules to Fleet Services.
    1. If you carry an out-of-state driver's license: submit an official driving record from your state's MVA with at least three years of history (copies and electronic records will not be accepted).
    2. Students not employed by TU: submit a declaration of insurance that names you as being insured.
    3. Once your paperwork is processed, you will receive an email with a link to complete the Maryland online Defensive Driving Technique course.
  2. Once you've taken the course, you and your supervisor will be notified that you are cleared to drive TU vehicles. The clearance lasts for your entire TU tenure unless you acquire five or more points on your license.
  3. Submit a vehicle request form to request a rental.


Rates include re-fueling at the Baltimore County gas station and toll charges for most Maryland toll plazas. Each university vehicle is equipped with a WEX gas and roadside assistance card, a Baltimore County gas card and an E-Z Pass transponder. Instructions on using these materials can be found in each vehicle’s information guide.

Vehicle Type Rental Cost
Cars $.72/mile
7/8-Passenger Vans $1.09/mile
10-Passenger Vans $1.38/mile

Budget/Enterprise Rental Services

Fleet Services will arrange rental vehicles for employees and student groups traveling beyond a 300-mile radius of campus or when a university vehicle is unavailable. Rental arrangements for all commercial vehicles should be processed through Fleet Services by completing and submitting a request form. Due to rental company policies, some age restrictions may apply. Please note that university employees renting cars for university business should elect not to purchase additional insurance on the vehicle – the liability of vehicles rented to the state is covered by the Maryland Tort Claims Act.

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