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Geotab Adds Privacy Mode for Personal Use

Geotab will begin allowing fleet drivers to use a Privacy Mode feature with their telematics system to temporarily disable vehicle tracking when using vehicles on personal time, the Toronto-based telematics provider has announced.

How to Minimize Unauthorized Use of Corporate Assets

A growing number of employees are using their company vehicles as a tool to generate supplemental personal income for themselves. Unscrupulous service technicians are known to use company vans to moonlight for their personal business. Fleet managers must be vigilant about the unauthorized use of corporate assets and aggressively implement preventive measures.

Discrimination Against Vocational Vehicles

Can a branded vocational vehicle be ticketed for being parked in an employee driver’s home driveway? Or, can it be subject to a fine if legally parked overnight on the side of a street? Before you say no, think again. These discriminatory practices occur regularly when vocational vehicles are parked in residential areas governed by a homeowner association (HOA). In fact, the type of restrictions implemented against vocational or branded vehicles can run the gamut and are at the whim of the HOA.

Employees Using Company Vehicles to Moonlight as Uber Drivers

A growing number of employees have been caught using their company vehicles as a tool to generate supplemental personal income for themselves.The fastest-growing trend in unauthorized usage of company vehicles is working as an Uber or Lyft driver. But using company vehicles to moonlight goes far beyond Uber and Lyft.

Best Practices in Executive Fleet Management

While executive fleets are small in size compared to the rest of a company’s fleet, they present opportunities and challenges. Despite these challenges, executive vehicles still have a place in today’s operational landscape.

3 Calculations to Determine Personal Use Charges

It’s every fleet manager’s responsibility to develop a fair, equitable, but proper personal use charge policy. There are a number of ways to do so to make certain that both the driver and the company are treated fairly.

Charting Personal Use Charges

Personal-use charges reached $132, which represented a steady increase from $112 five years ago according to Automotive Fleet's annual survey. Read the full story here. Charts by Armie Bautista.