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PHH buys rights to mileage computer

PHH Vehicle Management has bought the global rights to a new device which helps company car drivers record their business and private mileages. The fuel and fleet management giant has invested more than £200,000 in Miledger, an in-car micro-computer which automatically notes the date, time and length of every journey.

The device - which costs £265 or can be added to a monthly lease for around £8 a month - prompts drivers to enter whether a trip is business or private, and removes the burden of keeping mechanical logs. PHH claims the system is ideal to meet the demands of the Government's 'spend to save' programme which has increased by 8,550 the number of investigative tax staff, and thereby increased the number of inspections.

Miledger electronically records whether a driver has entered a journey as business or private, and able to produce exception reports which identify, for example, business trips registered at the weekend or late into the evening. Auto Windscreens has trained 75 of its audio and security equipment fitters to install the device, which attaches to the back of a car's sun visor, and is wired up to the radio and odometer, in a process which takes 30-40 minutes.

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