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Vehicle Acquisitions and Auctions

Vehicle Acquisitions

All vehicle acquisitions for the Knoxville campus are required to be processed through Fleet Management.  This allows for accurate record keeping and routine processing.  Please contact our office (865.974.2134) for guidelines and procedures.  We will be more than happy to assist you with your vehicle purchasing needs. 

In addtion, starting July 1, 2016 all Alternative Vehicles (“motor driven vehicles not meeting the definition of a sedan, truck, pickup, or van and whose primary function is transportation”) must be purchased or reserved through Fleet Management.  This includes golf carts, ATVs, Segways, and gator-type vehicles.  Through a joint effort with UT Police, Parking Services, and Environmental Health and Safety, a formalized policy has been created that stipulates the restrictions of use and safety procedures for all vehicles of this type.  All alternative vehicles must fall under these guidelines whether they are purchased, leased, traded for, loaned, or donated when the vehicle is under the control of a student, staff, or faculty member.  Fleet Management will ensure the proper registration and safety requirements are completed for the vehicle.  Any fees (such as for licensing and registration with the state) will be charged to the department.  Completion of the Alternative Vehicle Safety Training Program is also required to operate these types of vehicles. The training is offered by Environmental Health and Safety.  A copy of the policy and vehicle safety requirements for such vehicles can be received from Environmental Health and Safety at 974.5084 or their website.


Fleet Management auctions vehicles through UT Knoxville Warehousing Services. Please contact Warehousing for more information – 865.974.7925.  Warehousing Site

If you represent a UT department and wish to purchase a new or used vehicle directly, please contact Jake Turner at 974.2134.