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Employee Use of Personal or Company Vehicles: How Can You Mitigate Your Risk?

Posted On: November 27, 2019 by VGM Insurance in: Employee Health and Safety, Fleet Safety, Hired and Non-Owned Auto Coverage, Human Resources, Risk Mitigation

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are more than 260 million vehicles in the U.S. Chances are good your employees use company vehicles for personal use, or they use their personal vehicles while performing company business. In either case, it is imperative that you as an owner or manager develop and implement a vehicle use program to mitigate your organization’s liability that may arise from an accident caused by an employee while operating a company or personal vehicle. Employee Use of Company Vehicles for Personal Use You should develop and implement a policy statement that outlines specifically under what conditions personal use of company vehicles is allowed and who is authorized to operate the vehicles. Company vehicles are given to employees to take home for a variety of reasons. In most cases, however, employees’ use of company vehicles is not intended to exist without limitation. Personal use of a company vehicle should be restricted to the

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