Business owners in a wide variety of industries provide company vehicles for their employee’s use while on the job. For business owners considering taking this step, it’s important to provide employees with a written company vehicle use policy prior to allowing use of designated company vehicles. This policy manual can, and should, be reviewed by a lawyer to ensure that it meets the standards of all relevant liability and driver responsibility laws. Below are a few tips to get fleet managers started.
Explain the Language
Include an introduction that explains any legal terms or conditions described within the policy. This ensures that anyone signing it is fully aware of what they have read.
Clearly Designate Responsibility
An effective policy will clearly describe what costs and concerns fall within the responsibility of the fleet managers, and what is expected of employees. Typically the company itself chooses vehicles, keeps records, and provides …