Ben Reiland

  • Of the four major vehicle programs, company-provided vehicle programs make up a significant number. According to our 2019 mobile workforce benchmark report, they were the second most popular. A company-provided vehicle program is simple: the company provides its mobile employees with a fleet vehicle for necessary business travel. What’s less simple is the continued expense….

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  • Handling Vehicle Program Liability and Compliance Vehicle program liability and compliance are broad topics that differ with every program. The basics, however, are simple. As most things, there are right ways, wrong ways and risks if you go with the second of those options, intentionally or otherwise. What are the right ways and, if not…

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  • Confronting Your Company’s Concerns Over Remote Employees What is remote work to your company? An occasional benefit? A disruption in your typical process? The future of your company? Many decision makers have concerns over remote employees, and general negative perceptions about working from home. Most of these perceptions aren’t based in fact. In this post…

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  • Why is OPEC + continuing production through oil prices crash? The first industries to be visibly affected by the spreading COVID-19 appeared to be travel and tourism. Then other industries began to feel the pressures of declined manufacturing activity in China. And suddenly, in the span of a week, we saw oil prices crash to…

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  • Has coronavirus economic impact affected your company? The coronavirus has been on minds and broadcasts the world over as cities, planes and cruise ships have been quarantined. Whether it reaches pandemic level proportions remains to be seen, though its recent outbreak in parts of Italy have certainly increased the chances of that happening. There are…

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  • What is Crude Oil and Where is it Found? When we release an oil check, it’s usually a response to a potentially market disrupting event. Natural disaster or armed conflict, we share speculations on the repercussions. Specifically, how they could impact both your company and employees’ fuel expenses. This oil check is a little different….

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  • What sets the best mileage tracker app apart? Winter is upon us, and that means scraping off your car. And when there’s a light frost, or a dusting of snow, it’s not too hard to clear off an SUV with an ice scraper. But when that heavy, wet snow traps your vehicle in an icy…

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  • With gas prices rising, is the Iran conflict to blame? U.S. – Iran relations haven’t been great over the past year. Sanctions and conflict with oil tankers in the Persian Gulf region have scattered gas-price projections across the board. Tensions reached new levels when the Trump administration launched a drone strike against General Solemani of…

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  • How can you leverage the 2019 medical mileage rate? As tax day draws near, it’s a great time to look at some of the lesser known taxpayer options regulated by the IRS. Riveting? Well, we all have our opinions, but the IRS isn’t going away any time soon. And, however much you might not enjoy…

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  • The 2020 IRS Standard Mileage Rate is $0.575 On December 31, the IRS announced the 2020 IRS standard mileage rate as 57.5 cents. The rate changes from the 2019 rate of 58 cents by a half cent. This is the first time the rate hasn’t increased in the past three years. But what is the…

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