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Uber Expands B2B Fleet Service With Wheels Integration

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Wheels, which provides organizations with company cars and trucks along with fleet management services and support, has announced a partnership with Uber for Business to enable fleets to gain visibility into their ride-hailing activity.

“We have been in the mobility business for nearly 80 years. From robust surplus management to being the only fleet management company to offer both vehicle lease and mileage reimbursement programs, we continue to lead the industry with innovative solutions,” said Dan Frank, CEO and president of Wheels.

Wheels will maintain and finance an Uber for Business company profile for their clients, and participating fleet drivers will use their Wheels account instead of their personal one for business travel needs. Trip details and related expenses will be automatically recorded so it doesn’t have to be included in a Travel & Expense report later.

Once the information is captured, Wheels’ FleetView, an online fleet management system, allows users to quickly review and then export reports down to the trip level. That specific information — along with fleet data — will enable fleet/mobility managers to make strategic decisions on the right transportation solution for every situation.

“Uber for Business is focused on giving organizations the tools they need to manage ground transportation in a scalable, efficient and cost-effective way,” said Mary Fairchild, head of West U.S., Uber for Business. “We’re excited to see how innovative companies partner with Uber for Business to deliver a better customer experience and create a competitive advantage.”

While many businesses and fleets now often use ride-hailing services to control costs and boost productivity, these savings can be lost if trip details and expenses are not centrally located.

“Our clients get the benefit of being able to view and manage trip activity in one place, directly in our online portal FleetView,” said Dan Belknap, director of product management at Wheels. “Our integrated dashboard offers insight into what is happening when a fleet vehicle isn’t being utilized — an often overlooked piece to the bigger mobility solution.”

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