The Motor Pool has over 230 vehicles in its fleet to meet the short term and seasonal vehicle needs of faculty, staff and students. Two locations in Corvallis and Eugene serve Oregon State University and the University of Oregon as well as outside agencies.

If you are new to the Motor Pool and have never rented vehicles before please complete a Driver Authorization form.

Making a reservation is convenient through our Online Reservation form. The two step process submits your reservation electronically and provides confirmation, reminder, and summary of trip charges by email to help keep you informed.

If you need a canopy or if there are other special considerations including making multiple requests at once, there is a comment box for you to list additional information. Our staff will work hard to fulfill your requests.

Sending your reservation requests in advance ensures better access to specialized vehicles such as 12 passenger vans and trucks. In particular, seasonal rentals for the summer research period should be communicated as early as possible to find the best vehicle fit for your activity.

If you have not previously submitted a reservation through our Online Reservation system, please feel free to stop by the Motor Pool front office for a demonstration or call us at (541) 737-4141 in Corvallis or (541) 346-2000 in Eugene.

Picking up and Returning a Vehicle

Picking Up a Vehicle

After you have submitted an Online Reservation, you will receive a Confirmation Email with the reservation number and date/time of your scheduled pick up. The business day before your pick up date the Motor Pool staff will send you a Reminder Email.

Motor Pool staff will ask to see a valid Driver’s License during the dispatch process to verify identity and authorization status. UO drivers should bring their Driver Certification Card the first time they come.

If you have not previously rented a vehicle through the Motor Pool, you will need to fill out a Driver Authorization form. Any driver wanting to rent an 8-passenger, 12-passenger or large cargo van will need to visit the Van Safety link for more information on the Van Safety video and test. If you have any questions, please call (541) 737-4141 in Corvallis or (541) 346-2000 in Eugene.

Returning a Vehicle

Vehicles may be returned 24 hours a day to the Motor Pool. When returning a vehicle, please take the following steps:

  1. On the dispatch card, record the:
    • Odometer Reading
    • Date & Time of Return
    • Comments about vehicle performance/condition
  2. Leave the dispatch card in the vehicle and lock all of the doors
  3. Drop the keys into the Key Drop

Eugene: Access the return lines and secure customer parking after hours by using the Voyager fuel card to open the security gate. It may take several card swipes at the card reader and is sometimes easier if the driver gets out of the vehicle.

Changing or Cancelling a Motor Pool reservation

Changing a reservation

If you need to make changes to a reservation, please contact the Motor Pool. Every effort will be made to accomodate your needs.

Cancelling a reservation

If your plans change and you need to cancel one or more reservations, please contact the Motor Pool please contact us as early as possible.

Late cancellations make it difficult to provide timely information to other renters seeking vehicles and may be charged the daily rental rate. 24 HR notice is appreciated.