Safety is our top priority when selecting a transportation company to meet University transportation needs. Some of the criteria the Insurance and Risk Management Department reviews before approving a transportation company for University use include the U.S. Department of Transportation safety rating and related safety metrics, the transportation company's insurance coverage, and previous experience with the company. In order to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe, the Procurement and Insurance and Risk Management Departments have developed a list of Preferred and Approved Transportation Companies that meet these criteria. This list is updated prior to the Fall Semester and Spring Semester, so it is the responsibility of the Department to check the University Preferred and Approved Transportation Companies before booking any transportation. If there is a transportation company you would like to use that is not on the current list of Preferred and Approved Transportation Companies, please contact Katie Morris (ext. 93588) to determine if the company can be used prior to booking any travel, including bus travel outside of the area. Katie can assist in reviewing the company's safety rating and safety metrics and securing the necessary insurance and other vendor information.
Please note that due to documented safety concerns nationwide, fifteen-passenger vans cannot be rented for University travel under any circumstances.
The United States Department of Transportation determines safety ratings for transportation companies based on seven specific safety performance categories that measure the safety of the drivers and the carrier. The safety evaluation values range from 0 (best) to 100 (worst). The national average is 25. Only transportation companies with the highest safety rating, satisfactory, are listed as University Preferred and Approved Transportation Companies.
The Transportation Rider is a contract that lists Villlanova University's requirements of transportation companies. The Transportation Rider includes driver requirements, licenses and permits, insurance requirements, and indemnification. All transportation companies must have a signed Transportation Rider on file before providing services. All University Preferred and Approved Transportation Companies have a signed Transportation Rider on file with the Insurance and Risk Management Department.
All transportation companies are required to provide Villanova with a certificate of insurance evidencing the below and naming Villanova University as additional insured prior to the commencement of services. This certificate of insurance must be approved by the Insurance and Risk Management Department.
Workers Compensation: Statutory
Employers Liability: $100,000/ 500,000/ 100,000
Comprehensive General Liability: $5,000,000 each occurrence*
Automobile Liability: $5,000,000 each occurrence/ accident*
*General and Automobile Liability limits may be made by means of Umbrella or Excess Liability.
Please contact Ashlie Feick, Director of Insurance and Risk Management, with any questions with regard to the Insurance and Risk Management Website.