What to Do After You Buy A Mercedes Sprinter Passenger Van For Your Church or Non-Profit
Does your church or non-profit need a van to pick up people and travel to different locations? The Mercedes-Sprinter passenger vans is your answer! The van has room for up to 12 people and is a safe and reliable way to transport people. The Sprinter passenger’s van has a spacious 190.3 cubic ft. (5.4 meters) of cargo space and its interior height is 76 inches (192 cm). The van can also comfortably carry up to 2,907 lbs (1,319 kg) due to its high payload capacity.
Overall, the van is a great asset for a growing organization. Now that you’ve purchased a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van for your church or non-profit organization, there are certain responsibilities you should consider to make the most of your purchase and develop a reliable system.
Update Your Accounting Records To Reflect The Van’s Purchase
It is important for you to make sure you document everything after your church or non-profit buys the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger van. Sit down with your accountant and go over the amount spent on the vehicle’s down payment. If you used a car loan, you should also document the loan value and your monthly car payments. Your accountant or financial officer can advise you on where to input the figures into your accounting system.
Carefully Screen Drivers Before You Give Them the Keys
We recommend that you only allow people you trust get behind the wheel of your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van. Before you allow someone to drive, you should carefully screen them and make sure they have a good driving record. Ask for a copy of their valid driver’s license and run a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) background check. If your organization plans to use the van to pick up children you should run a criminal background check as well. This will allow you and the children’s parents to be confident that the kidswill be transported safely. This additional due diligence by the church or non-profit will also make other people within your organization understand that you take the well-being of its passengers seriously.
Establish Policies That Drivers Must Follow
Now that you have a driver, think about establishing some policies for the drivers. The drivers and members of your organization will feel more comfortable since there will be guidelines to follow if there are any questions. One example of a policy is to only allow drivers to use the van during certain days or hours. You can also specify what items the van can carry or enforce certain geographical limitations. to cut down on the mile usage. Policies that prohibits texting while driving is also a good idea. Drivers can use blue tooth or a hands-free device to communicate with others. These policies will make sure the passenger is safe and significantly decrease the risk of getting into a car accident.
Make Drivers Write Down The Van’s Mileage Beforehand
One of the easiest ways to keep track of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van’s miles is to record the mileage before each trip using a paper or electronic log. You can also have them record the date and time. This will allow your organization to have proper documentation to show during tax season and have proof if you are audited. It will also help if you want to insure the van under a corporate insurance policy. When your organization has a thorough documentation system and policies in place, everyone will be able to relax and enjoy the comfort of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van.
Contact us now if you would like to find out more about purchasing a van for your church or non-profit. We would be happy to assist you in selecting the right Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van so you can continue to help others in your community.