LeasePlan has signed a five-year deal with Atos Origin to offer a business travel card to its customers.
Initially, they will be able to use the LeasePlan TravelCard to pay for fuel, rail tickets, hotels and parking, but the aim is to expand its use in the future.
The card works in much the same way as a credit card, while it can only be used with a list of pre-agreed ‘partners’.
However, while LeasePlan accepts there are currently limits to its use, it believes the level of choice will exceed the expectations of its fleet drivers.
“We are confident that the LeasePlan TravelCard will make life easier for drivers when they need to plan, organise and expense business travel,” explained Matt Dyer, commercial director at LeasePlan.
“Equally for employers the service will make it easier to manage and control business travel related expenditure.”
The card will provide a consolidated report of business travel costs for fleet managers and cut out a lot of the administration associated with a traditional credit card, say LeasePlan.
However, it says that drivers will also benefit by replacing the need for petty cash expenditure on business travel and centralising expenses, preventing the individual being out of pocket for even a short amount of time.