Compiled by Antonio Fabrizio

Leasedrive Velo launches mileage capture
product

Vehicle management provider
Leasedrive Velo has launched a new mileage capture product.

The tool, Mileage:Manager, is a
fully-automated online business and private mileage capture and
reporting solution, linked to fuel card invoices and cash
receipts.

The new product, which can either be
used as a standalone mileage capture product or as part of the
company’s fleet management system, integrates with a customer’s
payroll and expense management system.

Leasedrive Velo commercial director
Roddy Graham said the Mileage:Manager product delivers accurate
driver charging based on the agreed individual cost per mile;
highlights the effects of vehicle choice, fuel type and driving
style to company and driver; and interfaces with the customer’s
payroll and expense system.

Graham added it can benefit both
professional fleet managers, as it allows them to “save money,
reduce administration and effectively audit the mileage capture
process”, and drivers, as it is quicker and easier to use than
paper-based submissions.

Jaama adds risk module to its
system

Fleet management software
provider Jaama has added a new risk tool to its Key2 Vehicle
Management system. The company’s new Electronic Driver Services
(EDS) module, developed in conjunction with a number of fleets,
functions both as a risk management tool and a driver information
portal.

Jaama said EDS profiles drivers –
whether they drive a company vehicle or their own car on business –
and collects data on them and their vehicles, providing their
employer with an audit trail to ensure at-work driving duty of care
compliance.

It then keeps an automated check to
ensure that information required of the system is provided and
delivers reminders if not, Jaama said.

Software systems must cover grey
fleet

Fleets that keep company cars and
vans for longer have to make sure they have the right technology in
place to cope with increased health and safety risks, CFC Solutions
has said.

Neville Briggs, MD of the fleet
management software provider, said: “Evidence suggests quite a
number of fleets are putting off buying new cars and vans.”

He added: “For most, this means
keeping cars and vans beyond the three-year replacement cycle that
remains standard across most of the industry, and inevitably
creates additional emphasis on ensuring that your service and
maintenance is taken seriously.”

Briggs said CFC is already talking to
several fleets about how to use its Fleet Plus software to create
an auditable risk management trail and demonstrate that older
vehicles are being properly maintained.

Even though four or five-year-old
vehicles are still able to remain safe while clocking up high
mileages, the legislation in place makes it clear fleets must
demonstrate they are following regular service and maintenance
actions.

Briggs added: “Systems such as our
Fleet Plus software are easily configured to alert managers when
scheduled maintenance is needed for vehicles and also issue
escalating reminders to book vehicles in for servicing.”