When to Restrict Personal Use of Fleet Vehicles

(Originally Published by Businessfleet.com)

As unbelievable as it may seem, many fleets, large or small, do not have a policy regarding personal use of company-owned vehicles. Failing to have policies and procedures “give the employee the feeling of having free rein when it comes to use of a company vehicle,” according to Nicole Long, senior vice president of Brown & Brown of Florida Inc., an insurance and risk management firm.

According to Bill Stueber, regional vice president of Merchant’s Fleet, a fleet management company, many fleets have never even thought about the need for such a policy. “From a safety and liability perspective, they need to have some type of policy and it needs to be written down and signed by the affected employees.”

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