Maintenance

Cape Coral Cancels Take-Home Vehicles

September 16, 2010

CAPE CORAL, FL - The City of Cape Coral, Fla., is canceling a take-home vehicle policy for some employees. The policy change is effective Oct. 1, and was made to improve efficiency, as noted in a memo City Manager Gary King sent to department heads and the City Council, reported The News-Press.

The memo stated: "Assigned vehicles will remain at the employee's primary place of work for the express purpose of conducting city business. Any requirement for the employee to report to work for unscheduled or non-routine purposes will be accommodated through the use of standard mileage reimbursement."

There are 19 employees affected by the change, city spokeswoman Connie Barron said. Sworn employees such as police officers will continue to be able to take cars home with them, Barron said.

Mileage information is being collected from the employees that will help calculate the savings later this month, Barron said.

City Councilman Marty McClain will look into whether any of the 19 employees were hired with the commitment that they would have a city vehicle to take home, according to McClain. Another question is whether the city's insurance will protect the city and the worker who responds to an emergency in a personal car, according to the newspaper.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Recent Topics

I am requesting feedback on how often you replace street sweepers? Also, when you surplus the old sweeper, what has brought you the...

View Topic

Hi all, we are in the process of reviewing our replacement policy for Fire apparatus. Can anyone offer information on their replacement...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1106 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

N. Bud Grossman, co-founder of General Leasing Company (later named Gelco) and past president of the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA)

Read more