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While personal use averages 16%, outside market dynamics can cause personal use mileage to increase. For instance, when fuel prices increase, there is typically a spike in employees using fleet vehicles for personal use since the company pays for gasoline.

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Average Urban Commute Reaches 41 Minutes

The majority of workers driving to jobs in major urban areas nationwide spend on average 30 to 41 minutes behind the wheel, according to new data from Geotab.

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.

Calif. Water District Caught Misspending Funds

A report from the California State Controller found that Panoche Water District employees misspent funds, with several large purchases for personal use including 50 take-home vehicles.

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.

Utility Employees Found Using Fleet Vehicles for Personal Use

Several San Diego utility workers used fleet vehicles for personal use, according to a new report from the City Auditor's office. The investigation began after the Office of the City Auditor received two anonymous reports that a Public Utilities Department employee was using a city vehicle for personal purposes.

Digging Deep into Personal Use Policies

In 2014, average monthly personal use charges increased to $123. Fleet managers were working to reevaluate personal-use policies, programs, and charges and educate their drivers on the importance of accurate reporting.