A company vehicle policy, or company vehicle use agreement, establishes which employees are eligible for a company fleet vehicle, requirements for qualifying for a company car, basic rules employees must follow when using company vehicles, and disciplinary action for misusing vehicles.
Company Vehicle Policy Template
1. Driver policy overview.
The [company name] company vehicle policy gives employees guidelines for obtaining, qualifying for, and using a company vehicle. A “company vehicle” is any vehicle [company name] assigns to employees. This policy applies to all employees who use a company vehicle, and applies during and outside of working hours.
2. Qualifying for a company vehicle.
Employees may qualify for a company vehicle if they drive [number] miles or more per year for work purposes, need a company vehicle for their daily work, or are supposed to get use of a vehicle as a benefit.
If you have not been assigned a company vehicle and believe you need one, contact HR.
To be eligible for a company vehicle, employees must complete a form and submit a copy of their driver’s license. Employees are only allowed to drive a company car if they have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record for at least [X years].
A clean driving record means the employee has not been held at fault for a car accident or arrested on charges of violating vehicle and traffic laws. [Company name] can assign and revoke access company vehicles at its discretion.
3. Company vehicles for employees with disabilities.
[Company Name] will make reasonable accommodations to facilitate company vehicle use for eligible employees with disabilities.
4. Personal use.
[Company name] [does not allow/on a case-by-case allows] personal use of company vehicles. Personal use includes using the vehicle for personal errands between business activities, to commute between the workplace and home, or using the vehicle outside of business hours.[All work safety rules continue to apply when a company vehicle is used for personal purposes.]
Personal use of Company Vehicle Policy:
Allowing employees personal use of a company vehicle is a liability for companies, but it's also a perk that helps attract and retain employees. Companies should state in their vehicle policy whether personal use is allowed, and that company safety rules continue to apply during personal use time.
5. Company driver rules.
- Obey traffic laws in your jurisdiction and be courteous toward other drivers.
- Document driving expenses.
- Monitor gas, tire pressure, and fluid levels.
- Report any damage or problems to your assigned vehicle immediately.
- Report changes to your driver privileges, such as driver’s license suspension, immediately.
- Always lock company cars.
- Bring vehicle to scheduled maintenance appointments.
- Do not drive while intoxicated, fatigued, or on medication that affects your driving ability.
- Do not smoke in any company vehicle.
- Do not lease, sell, or lend a company vehicle.
- Do not use a phone or text while driving.
- Do not allow unauthorized drivers to use a company vehicle unless required by an emergency.
Company Driver Safety Policy:
A driver safety policy outlines specific rules for people using cars owned by a company or organization. These often mandate regular maintenance on the vehicles, the use of seatbelts, and ban the use of cell phones, alcohol, and medications that impair driving ability.
6. Accident procedures.
In case of an accident, contact the HR department immediately. They will contact the insurance provider. Follow legal guidelines for exchanging information with other drivers and report the accident to local police if required. Do not guarantee payment or accept responsibility without company authorization.
7. The company's responsibilities.
- Ensuring vehicles are safe before assigning them.
- Scheduling regular maintenance.
- Providing car insurance.
- Retiring and replacing cars as needed.
8. What the company is not responsible for.
- Paying fines employees receive while driving company vehicles they are responsible for.
- Making bail for employees who are arrested while driving cars from the company fleet.
Downloadable Company Vehicle Policy
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