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Rental Rates

The GG fleet consists of five 8-passenger Suburban 4 wheel drive vehicles, Toyota Tundra Extended Crew Cab.  These vehicles are available to students and faculty within the Department of Geology & Geophysics for class and research purposes.  Depending on the use, the rental rates are as follows and do not depend on the type of vehicle you request. The fees must be paid with a University account that is defined at the time of the reservation -
  • Research Use - $0.65 per mile
  • Class Use - $52.00 per day, $0.30 per mile



All drivers of out vehicles must be certified to drive State vehicles which requires one small step beyond having a driver's license.  You must complete a defensive driving course published by the State of Utah, the course can be found at this link,

Once the training is completed, email your certificate to our box folder.  To do so, attached a pdf copy of your certificate to a blank email by clicking here.  Please name your attachment according to the following format.

ex. 2020-WilMace-DriverCert

Driver's License

Your driver's license will need to be on file with the State of Utah.  Do do this, attach a picture copy of the front of your license to a blank email by clicking here.  Please name your attachment according to the format.

ex. WilMace-DriverLicense

Out of State Travel with Department Vehicles

If you will be traveling  across state lines with one of our vehicles, you will have to fill out this form and have it signed by the Department Chair.  Please then return the form to Wil Mace who will then submit it to risk management.  Approval from risk management must be completed 3-5 days prior to the trip, so the sooner this form is completed, the better and it is required for insurance purposes, without approval, insurance coverage may not be extended across state lines.


Reservation Process

Reserving a vehicle is quite simple.  Fill out the following form and someone from the office will be in contact with you within a couple days about your  request.  You will need to know the account number for which to charge the rental rate, if  you don't know the number you can provide a description of the account.  Ready to proceed? click here or fill out the form below.




If you have any questions please e-mail or contact the the department at (801) 581-7062.

Vehicle Use Calendar

Last Updated: 10/2/21