Trip Planning details
The purpose of this page is to provide materials necessary for planning and executing all Hoofer overnight trips.
Any club overnight trip or longer, must complete the following:
Create Event on RecHub (include the standardized health questionnaire)
Host a pre-trip meeting utilizing the Pre-trip Meeting Checklist (optional).
Please present clear, concise, and full details about your trip, as it will ensure advisors have all necessary information should there be an emergency.
Individuals driving others in their own personal vehicles on an unofficial Hoofer trip, do so at their own risk and will not be protected by state insurance in the event of an accident.
Individuals who are pulling a club owned trailer needs to be approved through an in-person trailer training, usually offered and announced via Club Manager 2x/year
No trailers can be pulled by a personal vehicle.
Vehicle accessories, such as roof racks, bike racks, and strapping crafts to the roof are not allowed unless approved by UW Risk Management. Work with your advisor on this.
University policy on Driving Distances
Drivers should switch every four hours or sooner as needed.
< 12 Hours - No driver may drive more than 8 hours per day or hour hours per shift.
12<18 Hours - Four authorized drivers required. Consult your advisor for these trips to have it approved by risk management.
> 18 Hours - Trip should meet all other requirements but must have a minimum eight hour day over over two days.