Motus Blog Motus Blog

Motus Blog


graphic stating "2024 IRS Business mileage rate of 67 cents informed using Motus cost data and analysis"
Featured article

2024 IRS Business Mileage Rate of 67 Cents Informed by Motus Cost Data and Analysis 

Vehicle Ownership and Operating Cost Analyses Reveals Inflation, Fuel Prices, and Acquisition Costs Underpin New Mileage Rate  BOSTON, Mass., December 14, 2023 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has unveiled...

Read more

Latest Articles

Mileage Reimbursement
Woman's headshot with blurred background
Vehicle Reimbursement

Mileage Reimbursement 101: Solution Choosing Need-to-Knows

Lara Gibbons on February 2, 2017

Reimbursing your mobile workforce correctly is of utmost importance. If done incorrectly, your company can expose itself to risk of a potential class-action lawsuit (which in some cases has cost…

Read more
Food & Bev Companies
Woman's headshot with blurred background
Vehicle Reimbursement

Food & Bev Companies Can Streamline Their Vehicle Program

Lara Gibbons on January 26, 2017

More and more people are beginning to drive for work; in fact, by 2020, an overwhelming majority of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of mobile employees. Many of these…

Read more
Cloud Computing
Man's headshot with blurred background
Technology

The Importance of Cloud Computing

Scott Rankin on December 12, 2016

“Cloud computing.” “Mainframes.” These terms are often used without much context or explanation. To a technologist, these terms are really shorthand for two very different approaches to software design, development,…

Read more
Production Systems
Man's headshot with blurred background
Technology

Technological Transformation Part 2: Production

Scott Rankin on October 18, 2016

In part one of this series, we discussed the radical transformation of the Motus internal systems as we moved from a legacy monolithic application to a service-based platform. This post will detail the evolution our staging and production systems undertook in order to support the new platform.

Read more
mobile technology
Headshot of a woman with an office in the background
Mobile Workforce Technology

How Mobile Technology Lowers Costs and Increases Productivity

Alexis Reed on October 13, 2016

Mobile technology has reached a tipping point in business, and for good reason. Not only has mobile adoption reached a critical mass among employees, but many businesses are finding that those employees are willing – and in some cases even eager – to leverage their own devices for business applications. While companies originally feared mobile would be more of a distraction than a benefit, they are today finding the opposite to be true.

Read more
Woman's headshot with blurred background
Mobile Workforce Vehicle Reimbursement

The 4 Biggest Pains of Manual Mileage Reporting

Lara Gibbons on September 29, 2016

In 2016, we are surrounded by technology that is constantly updating to meet our needs. Now more than ever, there are mobile applications that make our lives infinitely easier. Why wait for a taxi when you can simply request a personal vehicle at a reasonable fare? Why worry about paying friends back when you can immediately send payments via phone? For those in the mobile workforce industry, why waste time and risk accuracy with a manual mileage log?

Read more
Apps for Mobile Workers
Woman's headshot with blurred background
Company Culture Mobile Workforce Technology

Five Apps Every Mobile Worker Needs

Lara Gibbons on September 23, 2016

Life as a mobile employee undoubtedly requires lots of focus, energy, attention to detail, and patience. Whether you’re a sales rep for a large pharmaceutical company or you’re stocking shelves from one grocery store to the next, certain every day challenges are sure to surface and stifle your ability to conquer. The reality is, we now live in a society that is dictated by technology. There seems to be an app for everything nowadays, allowing for all of us to navigate through life with more at our fingertips. In a world where the workforce is becoming exponentially more mobile, employees are blessed with opportunities to stay more organized, resourceful and (perhaps most paramount), increasingly more productive in the field. Without further ado, here are five really cool applications that are absolutely essential to the mobile employee’s success.

Read more
How Advancements Have Changed Phone Technology
Headshot of a man with a blurred background
Technology

Number, Please: How Everything on the Phone Has Changed

Ben Reiland on September 13, 2016

The landline telephone was the first speed-of-light communications technology that anybody could use. The telegraph was invented earlier, but it wasn’t practical to put in every home and office—plus, you needed to learn Morse Code to talk to anybody.

Once you could talk to anyone, mobile, in any language you pleased, everything about business changed. Entire industries sprang up around the phone—not just to take care of the wiring, but to help facilitate the connections and opportunities that all that unfettered communication brought with it.

Read more
Food and Beverage Fleets
Headshot of a woman with an office in the background
Technology

Improving Tech Adoption Among Aging Food and Beverage Fleets

Alexis Reed on September 6, 2016

Food and beverage fleets are pinched by two significant challenges when introducing driver-facing technology. The first is retention. As reported by Food Logistics, more than four out of five food and beverage fleets have turnover of above 25%. For one-third of fleets, the turnover is at least 50%. High turnover means high rates of driver replacement, and every new driver must be trained on the systems. The other significant challenge is the age of the industry’s drivers. Also as reported by Food Logistics, virtually every fleet in the food and beverage industry is staffed by drivers who average 40 years old or more.

Read more