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Fleet Hire launches telematics service for salary sacrifice and fleet customers

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Contract hire, fleet management and salary sacrifice provider Fleet Hire is launching TelMi, a multi-layered telematics service for its salary sacrifice and fleet customers.

TelMi hardware is being fitted to all new cars supplied by Fleet Hire to salary sacrifice customers through its car salary exchange division as an aid to more efficient scheduling of vehicle servicing.

Following trials with a number of major corporate fleets, it is also being retro-fitted to a number of mixed car and van fleets, with the capability to provide a range of management information including mileage capture, fuel usage monitoring, carbon emissions measurement and fuel economy and risk ranking for drivers.

Solihull-based Fleet Hire has built its TelMi offering on the moDrive platform which was launched last year by Ebbon-Dacs in conjunction with motor accessories supplier, vGroup International.

Earlier this year, Fleet Hire took the decision to switch all its vehicle purchasing to Ebbon-Dacs’ e-procurement platform, Leaselink, and the latest move is seen as strengthening the business partnership between the two companies.

Chris Joyce, chief operating officer at Fleet Hire, said: "It’s our intention to provide a multi-layered service with different levels of reporting and management information for our customers, depending on their requirements.

“Customers can choose from a base level which incorporates mileage capture, fault code recording and service scheduling to more detailed dashboards which provide league tables of the best and worst drivers based on their behaviours and their fuel economy and risk profiles.

“Our salary sacrifice customers will benefit from more efficient service scheduling as we will capture the mileages on their vehicles to ensure that servicing is carried out at the appropriate times, as well as identifying any faults on their vehicles.

“For corporate fleets, there are a number of operational benefits that will help them run their fleets more efficiently. These include features such as mileage and fuel usage capture, carbon emissions reporting, advanced service scheduling and many more."


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  • Bob - 04/08/2015 14:41

    Sorry, I'm trying to understand the advantage of this system for Salary Sacrifice drivers. I can see what the advantage is for the company, being able to proactively monitoring the vehicles and possibly looking at providing advance driving courses for higher mileage drivers. But if the driver is having to pay thru their salary for this, the advantage is...?

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  • Magnette - 05/08/2015 08:36

    I have to say that this would take Fleet Hire completely out of the running as a salary sacrifice provider for our group. Of our current fleet of sal sac cars less than 5% are business users, the rest are employees who want to take advantage of a great deal and there is no reason at all to include telematics on their vehicles. Yes, technically they are company cars but not generally for business use that need a system like this plus modern cars have perfectly good service indicators so to suggest that it's to improve service scheduling is an odd comment as the employee will make arrangements for the work to be carried out at their convenience and not the providers. Sorry Fleet Hire, I suspect you've not done yourself any favours with this.

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