Years ago, the Ministry of Transportation required reports of machinery use based on their rates. They no longer request
it, but many municipalities liked the idea of keeping track of vehicle usage as well as the amount of money it would cost to rent the equipment. This allows the municipal officers to figure out how worthwhile
the purchase of a certain vehicle has been as compared to its required repairs and maintenance. It can point you in the right direction when considering purchasing a second unit, replacing the existing one,
repairing the one you have, or simply disposing of it. These dollar values are shipped to the General Ledger, so the Municipal staff have an easy way to access the data.