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Business mobility technologies: what will the winners look like?The Miles Consultancy NewsThe Miles Consultancy News

By Paul Hollick, managing director There is much talk about business mobility in fleet circles. But what exactly does ‘mobility’ look like? The government is about to spend millions on finding the answer. November’s Autumn Statement earmarked billions of pounds for investment in business infrastructure. The cash includes nearly £1 billion to expand digital communication networks, £80 million for smart ticketing in public tran

Fleet Hero award highlights TMC innovation in cutting fuel costsThe Miles Consultancy NewsThe Miles Consultancy News

With businesses everywhere looking to reduce fuel costs, save energy and cut carbon emissions, the Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Awards are one of the most hotly-contested events in the UK fleet calendar. That’s why we are delighted that the EST judges picked the TMC Fuel Solution as runner-up in the Innovation category of this year’s Fleet Hero Awards. The 2016 shortlist focused on systemic solutions to the problem of rising fle

Fuel prices: where next and what you can do about themThe Miles Consultancy NewsThe Miles Consultancy News

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After a two-year respite, the recent jump in fuel prices is an unwelcome reminder that the cost of fuelling fleets can go up as well as down. What’s more, fuel prices look set to keep on rising into 2017, on the back of Brexit jitters and expectations that constrained oil production will lift the price of crude oil. Non-OPEC oil output is declining despite the much-hyped contribution from 'unconventional' sources such as fracked wells

Driver documentation solution from TMC wins more praiseThe Miles Consultancy NewsThe Miles Consultancy News

Judges for the 2016 BusinessCar Techies Awards have highly commended TMC's unique driver documentation solution, Visa to Drive. The Techies recognise suppliers's use of technology to improve company car management and help fleet drivers to arrive at their destination feeling refreshed and productive. BusinessCar said of Visa to Drive: “The Miles Consultancy has had a busy year launching its Visa to Drive service, which ensures that

Danwood Group achieves dramatic fuel costs saving with TMCThe Miles Consultancy NewsThe Miles Consultancy News

Danwood Group achieves dramatic fuel saving with TMC-Barclaycard solution

Danwood Group has achieved a dramatic drop in fleet fuel costs, fees and administration overheads since changing its fuel management solution. Fuel costs for the company's fleet of 400 company cars, 160 cash-allowance cars and 40 commercial vehicles dropped by 13.8% in real terms in the first quarter of 2016. Danwood, which is the UK’s largest independent provider of managed print and document-centric services, implemented its new fue

TMC and Alphabet extend mobility solutions partnershipThe Miles Consultancy NewsThe Miles Consultancy News

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The Miles Consultancy and business mobility company Alphabet will extend their partnership to work together on a range of new mobility tools and solutions. Connected car-based solutions and mobile payments are among the development areas included in the agreement. Alphabet currently incorporates a number of TMC services in its suite of mobility and fleet management solutions. They include mileage and fuel data capture, audit and reporti

Change in policy cuts Nobia’s fuel bill by 10%The Miles Consultancy NewsThe Miles Consultancy News

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Kitchen manufacturer Nobia has seen the fuel bill for its 480-strong UK fleet fall by 9.8% since 2015 over and above pump price changes. Nobia, whose UK and European kitchen brands include Poggenpohl, Sigdal, Magnet and Rixonway, introduced a new fuel management solution in October 2015. The solution, from the Miles Consultancy (TMC) and Barclaycard, covers all-brands fuel purchasing, mileage data capture, analytics and streamlined, HMR

TMC Earns ‘Best Professional Firm’ Accolade From Auto Finance IndustryThe Miles Consultancy NewsThe Miles Consultancy News

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Judges at the 2016 International Auto Finance Network Awards have highly commended TMC for its contribution to the industry. TMC was singled-out in the Best Professional Services Firm category for ‘excellence in the delivery of services to the auto finance and/or fleet leasing market in the last two years’. “Fleet customers increasingly want their main suppliers to offer more than just vehicle leasing and management," said TMC’s

Electric Vehicles – What Fleet Managers Need to KnowThe Miles Consultancy NewsThe Miles Consultancy News

If you need any proof that electric vehicles (EVs) are now a major force in the market, you only have to look at the number of pre-orders for the new Tesla Model 3. With more than 300,000 deposits, and counting, this is one of the most important new cars ever launched. Yet many people including a lot of fleet managers are not up to speed on EVs. That might have been excusable a few years ago, when EVs were a tiny and fringe sector, but not now

Are Your Drivers Fiddling Their Mileage Expenses?The Miles Consultancy NewsThe Miles Consultancy News

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Honesty is the best policy, but even upstanding company drivers can stray when claiming fuel expenses. Driver practices vary from rounding up trip distances to the nearest 10-mile increment, to outright claiming the wrong fuel rate and filling a private vehicle on business expenses. Small inaccuracies will lead to huge losses A little jiggling of the figures might not sound like much of a problem. After all, how much of an impact can it make