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Top 7 rules to give to your employees who drive a company car

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For many businesses that provide cars and other vehicles to their employees to use, taking care of the company vehicle to make it last is a top priority. Unfortunately, when people are given the use of anything that isn’t their own, they tend to abuse the vehicle and the privileges associated with its use. There are a few rules that should be given to employees who drive a company vehicle and enforced appropriately when necessary.

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Top 7 rules to give to your employees who drive a company car

  1. 1. Top 7 Rules to Give to Your Employees Who Drive a Company Car For many businesses that provide cars and other vehicles to their employees to use, taking care of the company vehicle to make it last is a top priority. Unfortunately, when people are given the use of anything that isn’t their own, they tend to abuse the vehicle and the privileges associated with its use. There are a few rules that should be given to employees who drive a company vehicle and enforced appropriately when necessary. No smoking is permitted in the car.Smoking is a personal habit that many employees may have. However, smoking in a vehicle presents many dangers, potential damages, and cleanliness issues that can endanger others and depreciate the value of the vehicle. Just as your building may have a nosmoking policy, your company vehicles should be under that same policy. Cars must be kept clean. For some reason, some employees may be less inclined to keep their company vehicle as clean as they would keep their personal vehicle. Because the reputation of the company is at stake, employees should keep in mind that they are representing the company when they are driving company vehicles. The cars should be kept clean of debris inside and outside of the car. Some companies enforce this issue by having the car detailed when it has been neglected and then send the bill to the employee. The threat of an expensive detail on the vehicle may be enough for some employees to make sure their cars are kept clean and respectable. Cars must be inspected at least twice a year.When cars are called in for inspection, the employer has a chance to make sure the car has been properly taken care of and maintained. Those who have not taken care of their vehicles properly should be given the cars in the worst condition. This may be incentive for many to take good care of their vehicles. Late or missed vehicle maintenance is not acceptable.It is essential that all vehicles be maintained and properly checked by mechanics. Any car that suffers damage because of neglect should become the responsibility of the driver who neglected it. Expensive repairs or engine replacement is another reason that many drivers will stay motivated to take care of the company vehicles. Drivers are responsible for their own traffic citations.Employees still need to obey the law when driving any car. They are not immune to any traffic laws about parking or otherwise. If an employee breaks the law and receives a citation, he or she must pay it. If he or she refuses or continuously receives citation, driving the company vehicle may no longer be an option. Some companies will terminate employees for this type of behavior.
  2. 2. No unauthorized driver is to use the car.Employees should never let anyone who does not have the expressed permission of the company to drive the car. This includes spouses, children, or other family members. No unauthorized mechanic should be permitted to work on the vehicle, either. They can have an employee purchase option.A great incentive for employees to take care of the company fleet of cars is through this type of option. Employees who may own the vehicle through a purchase after a certain amount of time may be more inclined to take good care of the vehicle knowing that they will get more use out of it after purchase. It is wise to remember that incentives drive employees to make better decisions about any type of property they are handling. Remember to praise your employees for taking great care of the property of your business and they will reward you with better care of the property. About Us: Evans & Lewis Insurance was formed by two individuals with extensive experience in commercial vehicles and specialist motor trade insurances services. Their main goal is to provide affordable insurance to the motor trade sector which is free of hassles and different from other insurance companies. Road risk, truck and van, and motor fleet insurance are just a few things that Evan & Lewis Insurance can discuss with you to help you decide which is best for you and your business. Please give them a call for a quick quote at 0800 121 7401 or 01782 660590, or visit their website at http://www.motor-tradeinsurances.co.uk/Motor-Trade-Insurance.html

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