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Is the Fleet Industry Grossly Under-Estimating Personal Use Miles of Company-Provided Vehicles

If you asked fleet managers what the industry average is for personal use of company vehicles, most would say it is approximately 15-18 percent. But, is it? Most of us will agree that some drivers fudge their personal-use mileage, but no one knows by how much. There is a growing suspicion that personal-use mileage is far greater — perhaps substantially greater — than what the industry accepts as conventional wisdom.

iPhone Apps to Aid Your Fleet

Cellular phone applications, such as those offered for the iPhone, can assist with metrics tracking and vehicle monitoring.

EPA Names Idle-Reduction Systems Eligible for Federal Excise Tax Exemptions

Last year, the U.S. Congress granted an exemption from the 12-percent federal excise tax for truck idle reduction systems. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of approved idle reduction systems eligible for the federal excise tax exemption. The exemption applies to sales and installation of these systems since Oct. 4, 2008.

Accurate Mileage:The Lifeblood of Good Fleet

Nearly every function of fleet vehicle management requires a decision dependent upon accurate odometer reporting. Utah’s Division of Fleet Operations employs a proactive approach to ensure correct mileage data.