Vehicle Programs

If you have mobile employees, you’re likely using (or considering) a reimbursement program or company cars to provide for their business travel. Our posts explore these options and provide insight into selecting the right vehicle program.

  • Does your organization have mobile employees? Are you trying to make sure they can get where they need to go? Chances are, you’ve considered providing company cars to help them do their jobs. Company-provided cars (fleets) can be a great option for your mobile workforce, but they also come with unique challenges. To help you…

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  • Let’s set the record straight: no, the IRS mileage rate is not a required mileage reimbursement rate. Set by the IRS, the standard business mileage rate serves as a “safe harbor” to calculate the tax-deductible costs of operating an automobile for business. The IRS mileage rate, also known as the federal mileage reimbursement rate among…

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  • We are a data and technology company that helps mobile employees save time in their day and helps their employers save money through more accurate and efficient vehicle reimbursements. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, we take the guesswork out of repaying your workers for the costs of day-to-day business travel and save…

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  • The results are in! We’ve released the findings from a recent survey conducted by third-party research organization TechValidate. The independently-verified survey included responses from Motus customers ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to large enterprises. The survey showcased an astounding 91% of our customers realized a return on investment (ROI) within 12 months, with 49%…

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  • In recent Republican and Democratic Presidential debates, candidates have sounded off on the US government’s failure to keep pace with advancements in technology. The issues with Healthcare.gov caused a lot of swirl and finger pointing and brought outdated federal government information technology to the forefront. The government is decades behind current technology on cyber security,…

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  • Inaccurately reimbursing workers for business-related driving expenses costs many companies thousands of dollars every year (about $3,000 dollars per employee each year, in our experience). Large companies regularly lose hundreds of thousands of dollars year after year because of this, often without realizing their mistake. However, this is nothing compared to the costs of class…

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  • Employers have two options for providing for their mobile workers: offering company-provided vehicles (fleets) or reimbursing employees for the business use of their personal vehicles. While both programs offer many distinct benefits, there are times when offering company vehicles makes the most sense. Below, we take a look at the most common reasons companies choose…

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  • Reimbursing employees who drive for work can be tricky business. There are many “moving parts” to consider, like volatile gas prices, maintenance costs, insurance premiums, and taxes, just to name a few. To further complicate matters, wasteful reimbursement strategies have become common practice for many organizations. Over the past eleven years, we’ve found that offering…

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  • So you’ve decided to reimburse your employees for driving their personal vehicles for work. Problem solved, right? Not so fast. Vehicle reimbursement has many advantages, but those benefits can be overshadowed by unnecessary costs if you implement the wrong program. Many companies lose thousands of dollars per employee each year by using flat car allowances,…

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  • If you’ve investigated vehicle reimbursement at all, you have likely come across “FAVR.” FAVR, which stands for “Fixed and Variable Rate”, is an IRS revenue procedure that can be used to reimburse mobile employees tax-free for both the fixed and variable costs associated with driving for business. Put simply, it is the fairest, most accurate,…

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