Defendant required its service technicians to drive their personal vehicles to their first off-site service call of the day and from the last service call of the day.  Plaintiff claimed that defendant was required to pay the technicians minimum wages for the time so spent and to reimburse them for the expense of driving to and from the first and last service calls.  This decision holds that the viability of plaintiff’s claim turns on whether the technicians were subject to the employer’s control during the commute or were able to use that time effectively for their own purposes.  The mere fact that defendant required the technicians to transport tools and replacement parts in their vehicles did not conclusively show the technicians were subject to defendant’s control.  However, questions of fact remained for trial regarding whether the volume of tools and parts the technicians had to transport was so large as to effectively preclude the technicians from using the commute time for their own purposes.