A new fuel management solution for fleets, launched by TMC and Shell Fleet Solutions, combines Shell’s network of more than 3,800 filling stations with TMC’s technology and fuel management service.
TMC (The Miles Consultancy) says the new proposition gives businesses a fuel management programme that addresses all their needs, whether that be electric vehicle charging at home or on the move, European site network access, tracking mileage across the UK and Europe, fixed prices or pence per litre discount at the pump.
Paul Hollick, managing director of TMC, said: “We are truly delighted to be partnering with Shell and offering our clients this first-class service.
“Drivers can now benefit from TMC’s industry leading app as well as Shell’s extensive network and innovation in the EV arena. At the same time, the business gains increased visibility, reduced costs and a fully optimised fuel programme.
“The partnership will drive real benefit and savings for clients, both in the short and long term.”
Drivers will be able to find their nearest station using TMC’s Mileage Track app and can log their business journey whilst on the move via the app.
Sarah Llewelyn, UK sales manager at Shell Fleet Solutions said: “In current times, providing our customers with efficiency saving solutions has never been more important.
“As part of this, partnering with companies such as TMC enable us to integrate valuable services for fleets. The fuel management solution offers increased visibility, productivity and security for businesses, and adds to our already comprehensive product offering, including Telematics, European Tolling, EV enabled cards and Carbon Offsetting, to deliver only the best possible service for fleet businesses.”
TMC audit every business trip to ensure it complies with the business’ policy, and where any anomalies are spotted, they follow up directly with the driver or line manager. As well as checking every mileage claim, they identify trends and produce a range of reports to provide visibility of the fleet’s fuel spend and general performance.
Business and personal use are separated for car and LCV drivers to comply with HMRC VAT requirements and a payroll file is provided each month for private mileage deductions.
TMC will also support the partnership with its iQ product range – including Fuel iQ, which enables those providing a fully expensed fuel card to their employees to move away from ‘free’ fuel whilst ensuring no one is out of pocket, as well as its (E)Valuation solution, that reviews suitability of EVs based on business trips logged on TMC’s system.
Shell’s deal with TMC comes as the fuel provider added a suite of e-mobility services to its fuel card offering, allowing customers to opt for a card that allows for payment of both fossil fuels and electric vehicle charging.
This gives drivers access to a network of more than 2,000 charge points across the Shell Recharge and NewMotion public networks, as well as its network of filling stations.
Llewelyn said: “Our e-mobility offering is centred around convenience and accessibility, to make the transition from traditional to alternative fuel powered vehicles as seamless as possible.”