Don’t have a car to get to work? Or tired of putting miles on your car from job-related driving? Then a job where you’re given a company car to take home may be the solution.
While there are several jobs that provide transportation once you’re at work – think USPS mail carriers or delivery drivers for companies like Edible Arrangements – there are some where entry-level and mid-level employees are given cars to take home each night. Note that they may be a logo-marked vehicle.
Here are the types of jobs most likely to receive a company car and some specific companies that provide them. Also let this act as a guide for your job search with local businesses.
A field technician is someone who handles the installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment for cable, electric, and HVAC companies. Because field technicians spend their days moving from customer’s homes, many companies provide company cars so they can go straight to a job site from their home each day.
Qualifications vary by company and whether it’s an entry-level with training provided job or a more senior position, but generally a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, and basic knowledge of devices are required. Many companies provide paid training.
Companies known to provide take-home cars for field technicians:
Altice USA - Altice USA is a communications and media company providing cable and internet services.
ARS/Rescue Rooter - ARS/Rescue Rooter is a network of plumbing, heating, and air conditioning businesses.
Charter Communications/Spectrum - Charter Communications/Spectrum is a telecommunications company providing cable, internet, and mobile services.
Comcast - Comcast is a technology and internet company.
Field or outside sales representative or manager jobs typically entail identifying and pursuing customer leads, pitching to prospective customers, and maintaining relationships with customers.
You don’t have to be a company’s top-performing sales representative to be given a company car. If a sales representative or sales manager job requires lots of traveling, some companies will provide a take-home car for their employees.
Qualifications for sales representatives will vary by company and job position. Often a high school degree or equivalent and valid driver’s license will be the main requirements, and then potentially some sales experience if it’s a more mid- to senior-level role. A strong go-getter attitude and good people skills are needed to be successful in sales jobs.
Companies known to provide take-home cars for sales positions:
EmpireWorks -EmpireWorks provides reconstruction, roofing, painting, and construction defect services.
Makita U.S.A. - Makita is a power tool company with warehouse and distribution facilities throughout the country.
Praxair - Praxair is an industrial gas supplier operating throughout North America.
Reynolds and Reynolds - Reynolds and Reynolds provides business forms and management software to car dealerships.
Few government – local and federal – positions necessitate a company car, however, one exception is a police officer. Police officers spend a lot of their working hours either patrolling assigned areas, directing traffic or making traffic stops, and responding to emergencies and various situations by driving to specific locations, which means their patrol car is crucial. Being able to take their assigned car home each night is a benefit for most officers.
Generally, to become a police officer, applicants must be 21 years old, have completed 45 to 60 hours of credit from an accredited college or two years of active military service in the United States Armed Forces, have a valid driver’s license, and pass various exams.
Check your local government website for exact police officer requirements and job openings.
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