Transportation Services is excited about implementing new processes and procedures
in this first quarter of this fiscal year. Transportation Services has been responsible
for operating an automotive shop to provide vehicle maintenance to the Columbia and
satellite campuses. Leadership is currently determining how to lower budget expenditures
while maintaining the high standards of service expected by all campuses.
Maintenance on all vehicles will be outsourced through the State Fleet Commercial Vendor Repair Program starting Monday, October 18, 2021. Transportation Services will no longer be responsible for servicing any vehicles at our facility.
State Fleet Management conducts the Commercial Vendor Repair Program (CVRP) to establish competitive service and repair agreements with commercial vendors statewide. CVRP, which is available to any state and local government entities in South Carolina, offers some of the following benefits:
- One consolidated, monthly bill for all vehicles serviced.
- More than 1,200 convenient vendor locations across the state.
- Access to 24-hour emergency services.
The Commercial Vendor Repair Program (CVRP) also offers the Emergency Service Program (ESP). This program allows (CVRP) to respond to customer requests to provide after-hours services for emergency breakdowns. ESP provides drivers the security of knowing that after 5:30 p.m. during the week and all weekends (excluding state holidays and state-observed holidays), they can call the toll-free number (1-800-277-3686) if any emergency arises. Emergencies include:
- Emergency recovery of disabled vehicles due to mechanical failure.
- Emergency recovery of any vehicle with a flat tire and NO functional spare
- During an after-hours emergency
Transportation Services is available to help in this transition in any way possible. If you have any questions, please call us at 803.777.1080.