Location: Topeka, KS
Total vehicles: 33 vehicles
Midland Care was balancing rising vehicle reimbursement costs while maintaining its quality of services provided to patients. Standard IRS mileage reimbursement rates had increased by 44 percent the last 10 years, making reimbursement of employees for use of their personal vehicles more expensive and unpredictable. Also, employees operating personal vehicles created an inconsistent image for the company and safety concerns. Members of upper management had to focus on the fleet instead of their core business.
Midland Care wanted to decrease expenses while improving employee satisfaction and recruiting efforts. Midland was able to implement a professionally managed company vehicle program, switching from mileage reimbursement to a leased vehicle program. Overall operating costs were reduced through managed maintenance, risk management and fuel programs.