Viking Rental Fleet

Become an Authorized Driver

Driver Approval

Who is allowed to use a Viking Rental van or request an Enterprise discount code?

All renters must comply with the CSU Driving and Motor Vehicle Guidelines. PTS rental vehicles will only be issued to CSU students, employees, and authorized affiliates for official university use. Rental requests for personal use will not be accepted. Renters are required to complete the proper steps to become an approved driver before submitting a rental request. No persons under 21 years of age or without a valid driver license are permitted to operate a PTS rental vehicle.  

 
Become an Authorized Driver

To become an authorized driver with PTS, a CSU student, employee, or authorized affiliate must complete the following steps:  

  1. Fill out a Motor Vehicle Release webform here, or send a completed driving record check form (below) to transportation@csuohio.edu. These should be submitted a minimum of 2-weeks prior to a requested reservation. Please note: in some cases, including MVR requests with an out-of-state license, it may be necessary for CSU's Department of Human Resources to run an in-depth screening. There is a $23 cost to run the background check this way, which is typically charged to the department or student organization's account. Once submitted, these screenings may take 3-5 days for approval.                                                                                                                                         
  2. Submit a completed copy of the Van Safety Guidelines Form provided by PTS (needed only if renting vans; drivers renting smaller vehicles from an outside agency do not need to complete this step or step 3).                                                                                                                                    
  3. Complete the online Driver Safety Program provided by PTS (needed only if renting vans). For access to the training, please click here (you may need to sign in to Vector first). If you do not have Vector access or have trouble accessing the training, please email a request to transportation@csuohio.edu.

Driver approval is valid for one full calendar year (for faculty/staff), and for one semester (for students).

The Department of Parking and Transportation Services reserves the right to deny authorization to utilize PTS rental vehicle based on the restrictions in the CSU Driving and Motor Vehicle Guidelines. Staff and Faculty will be asked to submit information for approval each fiscal year. Students will be asked to submit information for approval each semester.