Fleet Logistics debuts new managed mobility solution

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Fleet Logistics has launched its first mobility solution, expanding its offering further and providing a flexible service to cover multi-modal mobility needs.

Steffen Schick, CEO at Fleet Logistics Group

Dubbed MobilityBudget, the new solution can help meet employees’ need for alternative mobility on a cost-effective basis and marks the start of Fleet Logistics’ transition from a pure fleet management provider to a specialist in managed mobility solutions.

Initially launching in Germany from January 2021, with a second country to follow from the second half of the year, the new solution will eventually go Europe-wide.

MobilityBudget provides employees with a tax-optimised cash amount which can be used to cover personal multi-modal mobility needs, ranging from personal lease, through shared mobility including rental cars to public transport.

Both web and app-based, it’s been developed to provide a clear, transparent and automated process to optimise internal cash allowance processes or simply offer an alternative to meet employees’ need for alternative mobility.

CEO Steffen Schick explained: “The company car is no longer the most attractive option for every single user group, neither as source of mobility nor as benefit. This is why we are broadening the mobility options we are offering.

“In this context, it is important to us that we offer a high degree of flexibility to our clients by combining a growing choice of mobility services and turning them into simple, digital and cost-effective solutions.

“This is what we call Managed Mobility as a Service (MMaaS,) to differentiate it from Mobility as a Service (MaaS).”

Schick continued: “We have listened carefully to our customers and have created a solution, not to replace our core business, but to expand our service offering to ensure we are meeting all our customers’ needs.

“The value-add for employers is twofold: first they can decide on how the tax benefit is split between the user and themselves and, second, they get a good view of users’ mobility needs and preferences.”

This means that it not only offers an attractive benefit to staff, but it also gives employers valuable insights into the aggregated usage of mobility types by their staff.

It’s also been developed to provide an ideal solution for companies with several locations who very often cannot meet the differing local mobility eco-systems

Senior product manager Patrick Averweg added: “We are offering the full suite of services ranging from the digital tool itself, through outsourced receipt checking to providing payroll files. We have designed this as a premium service so that it does not incur any incremental costs or make extra work for employers, while still being attractive to employees.

“MobilityBudget is the first mobility product in our new family of mobility offerings which we will grow and develop over the coming months and years to meet the increasingly sophisticated mobility needs of our clients,” he finished.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.