BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Motus, the premier vehicle management and reimbursement platform, today released its 2019 Mobile Workforce Benchmark Report, which identified rising costs, increased business mileage and volatile fuel prices as key trends that affected the mobile workforce in 2018.
Motus found that the average business mileage per mobile worker increased for the fourth year in a row. Americans drove 20 billion more miles than a year ago, despite higher average fuel prices, which accounted for 25 percent of the total cost to own and operate a vehicle in 2018. These were the key factors that influenced a five percent year-over-year increase in the average annual vehicle program cost per mobile worker.
The report also found that driver safety is often overlooked by companies and that mobile workers continue to drive more miles for business than ever before. Even with the rising number of drivers, only 29 percent of companies