Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Industry: Home Health Care and Hospice
Total vehicles: 101 vehicles
With the growth of the home health and hospice division of Forrest General Hospital, employee mileage reimbursement had increased to 1.9M business miles per year. Reimbursing employees at the IRS rate of $0.55/mile resulted in a $1.045MM reimbursement cost. Employees operating personal vehicles created an inconsistent image for the company and safety concerns.
Forrest General was balancing continued growth with rising vehicle reimbursement costs. By partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management on a managed fleet solution, immediate cost savings of $0.20/mile were realized. Employees driving 12,000 or more business miles per year were provided a 2015 Nissan and the total operating cost for the Sentra has been approximately $0.35/mile. Overall operating costs were reduced through Full Maintenance, Physical Damage and Fuel programs.