Vehicle Use Agreements

A vehicle use agreement is a contract between an employee and an employer that authorizes the employee to use the company vehicle for specific uses. These types of contracts are critical to protect employers from property damage, misuse, and liability in the event of an accident. An incorrect or incomplete company vehicle use agreement could leave your company on the hook for collisions or negligent accidents that are not caused by any fault of your own.

Among other things, the terms of a vehicle use agreement should specify the scope of the operation, the liability for vehicle maintenance, protocol for collisions, and both parties’ financial responsibilities. These terms should be described with sufficient particularity. For example, a standard vehicle use agreement should have terms outlining the employee’s standard of care while driving, such as the terms for eating, taking phone calls, using the GPS, and smoking while driving. Contact Croessmann & Westberg, P.C., if you would like to discuss your company’s needs.