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Old 03-18-2013, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by txirrigation View Post
I have a 0% alcohol policy, as well as GPS. Trucks must be parked in their driveway between the hours of 9:30pm and 5:00am. They get 30 miles allowance for the weekend.

PERIOD. Or your fired.

I do not think most people understand the liability issues.

Liability, you got that right!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And far too many people don't understand liability, thinking "oh it'll never happen to me".

Also keep in mind that if your employee is taking the truck home for a perk it is supposed to be reported to the IRS via his wage statement at the end of the year.

Here is what my employee handbook says about the matter.

The company vehicles are only to be used for Company business. Do not ask for personal use. If a company work vehicle is allowed to be taken home by your supervisor it is ONLY for work purposes, even when you are off duty.
The only exception to this would be if a medical emergency arises and there is no other vehicle available to go to the hospital. This exception must be reported to your supervisor the next morning.
NO SMOKING in company vehicles at any time.


Possession, use or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs or a controlled substance while on the job is prohibited. Driving a company vehicle or your own vehicle for company related matters while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or a controlled substance is prohibited. Distribution, sale, purchase or transfer of an illegal drug or a controlled substance is prohibited. Any violation of these standards of conduct will result in immediate termination and the Company has the right to bring the matter to the attention of the appropriate law enforcement authorities. The Company reserves the right to conduct searches of Company property and to implement other measures necessary to deter and detect abuse of this policy. A drug or alcohol test may be required at any time, pre-employment or a random test.

Last summer I allowed the company truck to be taken home and it was immediately used for all kinds of personal use.
I didn't think I had to explain how it worked. But I did.
I put a stop to that behavior and now its in the regs.
Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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