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New Allstar mileage capture system accurate to within a few yards

Dubbed Business Mileage Monitor (BMM), the system offers different methods of recording and submitting mileage, including a GPS Dongle, which plugs straight into any vehicle and ensures 100% accurate business vs. private mileage reporting.

The product has been launched following reports that Allstar customers have not received invoices or reports so far this year following a systems issue.

Allstar says that the new satellite tracking system will report journey distances to within a few metres, satisfying HMRC’s requirement for precise monitoring.  

In addition to accurately apportioning business and private mileage, BMM also offers significantly reduced administration time as it captures date, time and mileage details of every journey. Allstar reckons on average BMM reduces admin time to around just five minutes a month. 

It is also said to reduce costs for firms by eliminating fraudulent fuel claims and ensuring only mileage related to company journeys is remunerated. 

Allstar customers who have historically used the company’s legacy mileage capture system have been automatically upgraded to BMM GPS Dongle solution. Allstar says it also expects significant adoption of BMM from its remaining customer base.

BMM stores all users’ historical account data and any customers who had used the previous system are now able to access their new accounts to file mileage reports safe in the knowledge they are working within HMRC’s time reporting limits despite the system downtime.

Allstar also says its new solution overcomes potential “Big Brother” objections from drivers by enabling the driver to delete the details of private journeys before submitting to his employer.

Commenting on the product, Jon Mackney, head of consultancy for Allstar, said: ‘Simply plugged into a vehicle by the driver, the BMM device provides detailed mileage reporting that enables quick and simple identification of business versus personal mileage ahead of reimbursement.

‘Most employers need to accurately know the split between business and private mileage so that they pay for fuel relating to business travel only. However, BMM will also reimburse business fuel at a fixed pence per mile making it an ideal tool for supporting private car drivers.’ 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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