Does anyone know why AMS has started requiring VINs for all field vehicles? This seems like way too much information to be giving to an client and I can't see any way that it protects them to have this information.
When I was a construction superintendent for a large development company I was required to obtain VIN's & proof of insurance for those VIN's from all vehicles owned by any subs that would be present on any jobsite. It was obviously a protection for my employer against any liability caused by those vehicles. Funny thing is, they never asked for a VIN or proof of insurance from my personal vehicle that they reimbursed me for using daily.Could be multiple reasons:
1. To verify ownership/insurability
2. For reporting to the feds in the event that authorities are alerted
3. Covering their a$$es in the event that an accident/incident occurs
As with most government contracts, who knows the why's to some of the bureaucracy and red tape that is involved.
I started out 4 years ago driving an old Buick with the rear seat down and coveredt with plywood. That's where I put my compressor and mower. All other tools were in the trunk.From what AMS told me they wanted to make sure there vendors had proper cars/trucks for there workload.I say cars because we all know there are vendors out there putting mowers and compressors in cars
Whatever works for you is what works for you.Did you upgrade to a jetta yet?I hear they are great for REO workI started out 4 years ago driving an old Buick with the rear seat down and coveredt with plywood. That's where I put my compressor and mower. All other tools were in the trunk.
I seemed to do pretty good.
You laugh but we've had 100+ winterizations in the last two weeks and I'm half tempted to throw the compressor in the trunk of my kia(those things have a pretty good size trunk) and go do winterizations with it. I covered 600 miles Mon/Tues just doing winterizations, didn't even get through 1/3 of what I have.
Can't beat 30 MPG. 30 MPG versus the 12 I was getting in the vehicle I took, would save me over $100.