Friends of ours just took their family on a road trip holiday in the husband's work vehicle, they'll be traveling over 2000km, using his work fuel card the whole way. They were really surprised that we won't be taking my partner's work vehicle on our 3000km road trip... WDYT?
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19-12-2011 20:45 #1
Do you take your work vehicle on holidays? (employees)
19-12-2011 20:48 #2
If it has personal use, use it. If not, you cant.
My parents work cars have personal use on them, if mum & dad are driving anywhere, they drive the cars.
19-12-2011 20:52 #3
DH's work car is used all the time. I have an old crappy car so if I'm out and about all day I get to use it too. His boss is really really nice.
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19-12-2011 21:04 #4
In my partners work, the store mgr has a company car. If he is at work then anyone in the company (within reason) can use it for work purposes. If it's out of work hours, ie days off, holidays etc, then it is theirs to take and use. In saying that though, any excess use of petrol, will need to be payed back to the company.
good for them if they can get away with 2000ks of car and petrol though! Very jealous!
19-12-2011 21:13 #5
I have a lease vehicle as part of my contract, I can use it where and when I like as long as any long personal trips I notify my boss. I even kept it on maternity leave, nowhere in their policy did it say I had to return it so i didn't!
I think "tool of trade" vehicles are different, I work in the service industry and the technicians aren't supposed to use their urea outside of work, but I don't see them enforcing that either
Ooh we also tend to use my car on weekends whenever we can too
19-12-2011 22:49 #6
Hubby has full private use of his work vehicle. He pays FBT on it and its part of his overall remuneration package, so we took it when we did a 2000km trip. I am also allowed to drive it, so my car hardly ever gets used on weekends or after hours.
20-12-2011 18:26 #7
Not me personally, but as a kid we often went on long roadtrips (4000kms round trips!) in my Dads work car with the fuel card... it was the only way mum and dad could afford holidays back then! He still works there, we can all drive it and they use it for the majority of their weekend driving too. It is included in his 'package', he just has to let his boss know before he goes on a huge trip.
20-12-2011 18:40 #8
Noskie - A lease is different to a company car, it's rego'd in your name. You pay for it & use as you see if. Shouldn't need to ask your boss if you can go on a long distance trip. As long as your in your set km's.
Mums car is leased, she uses it as she needs to. It's HER car, not the company's.
While ever your paying the lease, it's YOURS.
20-12-2011 18:45 #9
We have and do.
It's kind of expected by my hubby's boss. The only reason he has a dual cab ute is because it will accommodate the kids :-)
We are very lucky I guess, but as PP have said, it sort of forms part of his employment contract.
I think as long as the arrangement is not abused it's ok.
20-12-2011 18:48 #10
My partner's work car is a truck, with no possibility of child restraints being able to be installed, so no. If my partner had a work vehicle that could be used, have child restraints installed and the company allowed it, I would, but can't see that happening and not much point as my car is salary sacrificed and includes all fuel, rego, insurance, services etc.
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