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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.

Take Automotive Fleet's 2018 Personal Use Survey

Are you undercharging for personal use? And how do other companies handle personal-use charges? Automotive Fleet will be tracking the answers to these questions, and more, for fleets to benchmark against in this year's annual personal-use survey.

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.