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PaperlinX expands usage of Vertivia mileage capture system

International merchant group PaperlinX is rolling out Vertivia’s mileage management system to all its UK business divisions, following successful use at two of its operating companies.

The company first selected Vertivia’s mileage management system in January 2011 to automate the mileage capture process and reduce the administration associated with running a manual system.

Following its success, the Group has now decided to roll-out the system to the rest of its UK businesses, adding about 200 further users with immediate effect.

The Vertivia system complements the Shell fuel card scheme already in place and is part of the Group’s strategy to improve management of vehicle fleet costs, more closely measure the cost of fuel trends, plot mileages and measure its environmental impact more effectively.

Chris Stockley, director of the project at PaperlinX, said: “The Vertivia system works extremely well and all our drivers like it.

"It is easy to operate, allows drivers to accurately assess the number of miles their journey will cover and they can log in to record the mileage for each journey or at the end of the month, whichever they prefer.

“It has proved very reliable with no technical hitches and has been shown to be a very accurate way of capturing business miles, hence we had no hesitation in extending its use across the Group.”

Paul Chater, Vertivia sales director, said: “We are delighted that PaperlinX has decided to roll out our mileage management system across the Group’s car fleets.

“Our system removes any unexplained variance in the distances that some drivers log when claiming business mileage. This is a much more efficient and accurate way of logging mileage and removes any element of guesswork.

“For employers, the system can provide improved HMRC compliance and detailed data breakdowns so they can consider alternative reimbursement structures and manage their fleets more effectively. The result is a drop in fuel costs and also in carbon emissions."

The Vertivia mileage management technology works by mapping distances between postcodes, which allows business mileages to be calculated automatically. Regular destinations can be saved and reused by drivers as required.

Mileage monitoring reduces the administration required for both driver and company. It helps managers identify wasted journeys any part of their fleet might be undertaking.  As a result, UK firms can save thousands of pounds on mileage reimbursement costs or fuel bills and make serious inroads into their carbon emissions.

Picture caption: Paul Chater (left) with Chris Stockley, project director at PaperlinX

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