PeopleNet, ITS Compliance team for fuel tax reporting solution

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PeopleNet, a provider of Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management, and ITS Compliance Inc., a provider of Web-based and paperless driver and vehicle compliance and risk management solutions to the private, for-hire and leasing fleets across the nation, announced that they have formed a partnership alliance to deliver seamless, integrated solutions to their joint clientele.

The companies say that through this alliance, clients immediately will realize benefits in GPS data integration, enhanced fleet reporting/data analysis and cost reduction in compliance management through the ITS Compliance Inc. Fuel Tax Reporting Service. Additional data integration initiatives between PeopleNet and ITS are under way for Driver Qualification File Maintenance and Vehicle Registration Asset Management.

“This partnership delivers a state-of-the-art automated fuel/mileage and highway-use tax reporting solution, enabling U.S. fleets to cost-effectively meet vehicle and state IFTA and IRP regulatory compliance and recordkeeping requirements,” says Jim Angel, PeopleNet safety and compliance product manager. “In the trucking industry’s stringent regulatory environment, this partnership strengthens our customers’ compliance efforts in the most cost-effective way possible. PeopleNet welcomes ITS as an Automated Fuel Tax partner. It is with this full-service solution that we continue to provide quality services to our customers.”

The new partnership merges PeopleNet’s GPS tracking and fuel purchase information with ITS’ Paperless Fuel Tax Reporting System and compliance and risk-management expertise to compute all state fuel/mileage and highway-use taxes automatically and accurately for PeopleNet customers. In addition, this turn-key service provides comprehensive fleet tax analysis reporting, tax return preparation/submittal, data retention,and IFTA/IRP audit management, representation and support by ITS for all joint clientele.

“Our partnership with PeopleNet provides clients the power to immediately reduce fleet costs, limit liability and exposure, capitalize on technology and proactively comply with CSA 2010,” says John Vosters, ITS’ vice president of business development. “In addition to long-term accuracy, we’re eliminating the need for paper-based source documents and all related administrative costs.”