Fleet Services Newsletter, June 2019

Fleet Services Newsletter

June 2019

FY 20 Rates Are Posted

The FY 20 vehicle rental and class-based lease rates are posted on our website.  View FY 20 vehicle rates.

All customers will be getting a letter in Campus Mail listing the new rate and the MFK that is currently being charged for that vehicle.  Also included will be a form to update the contact information for each vehicle.  After both forms have been reviewed, please return both forms to Fleet Services, even if there are not any changes

Fuel Island Construction

The fuel island will be undergoing some renovation in the next several weeks that will result in lane closures.  From June 18 until June 21, the south lane will be closed. Then from June 25 to June 28 the north lane will be closed.  The busiest times at the fuel island are from 7:00 am to 9:30 am and from 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm.  So, if possible avoid those times    

Do You Know When Your Vehicles Next Oil Change is Due?

Just like the garage where you take your personal vehicle, we put a sticker in the upper left-hand side of your vehicle’s windshield that tells you when the next oil change is due. You do not need to wait for us to call you.  You can call us at (319) 335-5105 and set a time that is convenient for you! 

New Accident Report That Needs to go in Your Vehicle

Risk Management has just published an updated version of the University’s Vehicle Accident Report.  This version is streamlined and requires less information than previous versions.  So, please use the link below and replace that old version that is currently in your vehicle with the new and improved version!!

View the new version of the accident report.  Please print it off today and get it into your vehicle. 

They Really Are Watching You!

Please be aware that the City of Cedar Rapids has turned on their speed cameras on Interstate 380.  They are currently issuing only warnings but beginning July 1, those tickets will cost you.  Please note that Cedar Rapids has nine cameras and one mobile radar unit.   The fines are $75 for travelling 12mph or over the speed limit and $100 for running a red light.  Check out the article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette for more information.   Just a quick note that these tickets are considered civil fines similar to a parking tickets and do not count on your State of Iowa Motor Vehicle record.  So, if you get caught, it should not affect your insurance rates. 

Let Us Tie a String Around Your Finger

Did you know that there is a reminder feature on the Fleet Services Requisition?  It is a little check box just above the MFK information.  If you check that box, the system will send you an automated reminder at noon the business day before your reservation is scheduled to pick up.  That way, if your plans have changed you have enough time to change your vehicle reservation too! 

Honest Mike’s Used Cars

We have just posted some new vehicles for sale and more will be posted soon. We will have a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan with just under 79,000 miles, a 2013 Chevy Express 1500 cargo van with just over 24,000 miles, a 2010 Ford F250 with liftgate with less than 43,000 miles and a 2014 Ford E350, 15-passenger van with under 80,000 miles.   Check out what vehicles we have posted for sale.

We have recently sold a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan (75,500 miles) for $8502, a 2017 Ford Taurus (85,200 miles) for $7900, and a 2010 Ford Ranger 4X4 (35,200 miles) for $10,803.  All were below the NADA retail price!!!

Fleet Factoid

According to Statista there were 17.2 million new, light-duty vehicles sold in the US in 2018.  That is up from 15.5 million in 2013.  View more information from Statista on light-duty vehicles sold

Fleet Services Info

Manager: Mike Wilson

Phone: (319) 384-0564

Fax: (319) 335-5865

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Monday-Friday 

Shop Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Monday-Friday

Shop Phone: (319) 335-5105

Fueling Hours: 24 hours/ 7 days a week

E-mail: Fleet-Services@uiowa.edu

Web Site: http://transportation.uiowa.edu/university-vehicles