I have a question for you. Here is the situation:
A company has two types of employees, Hourly and Salary. The hourly personnel are allowed to take their company vehicle home but only to drive to and from work. The salaried personnel are allowed to use the vehicle for personal use because it is considered part of their salary.
The salaried personal also pay personal mileage taxes on the personal miles they put on their company vehicle.
The company is putting GPS tracking devices on the crew trucks that will alert when they exceed a certain speed or go to certain locations. DOT has mandated that most of the crew trucks have to have these GPS devices because of the materials that they carry.
The company is debating on whether or not to put the GPS system on the salaried personnel's vehicles. My opinion was solicited and i said yes, i could care less. I think that since it is a company vehicle, they have the right to know where it is at all times.
Other employees took the stance that since they were allowed to use the vehicle for personal use and since they paid personal mileage tax, the company cannot track them on their personal time. They believe it to be an invasion of privacy.
The company has a zero tolerance policy on DUI but does allow a salesman for example to entertain a customer where adult libations are sold. As long as the salesman doesn't operate the vehicle while drunk, he can take the vehicle to a club. Salaried personnel that have a company vehicle are Supervisors on up to Vice Presidents.
In your opinion, does the company have the right to monitor your activities in a company vehicle when you are on your own time. Keep in mind that this company terminated a regional manager for his actions with prostitutes because they said this type of behaviour would not be tolerated by one of their managers.