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August 17, 2022 - 2 min read

Mileage tracker

Mileage logging has been an indispensable part of many workers’ daily for a long time now. While recording mileage used to entail hours spent on writing down details about your daily trips, technology has improved that process a lot. Spreadsheets are now a common way to log information faster, and mileage trackers are becoming more and more popular.


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What is a mileage tracker?

It’s a mobile application that can help you with recording mileage and the needed details for compliant logs for your mileage reimbursement or deductions.

Most mileage trackers let you log your journeys manually while calculating the distance and reimbursement amounts for you. Many also come with real-time trip tracking - you need to start the app at the start of your journey and stop it when you reach your final destination. These apps log your start and end addresses, and time stamps, along with the total distance and reimbursement amount. 

Some mileage tracker applications also offer Motion Detection tracking or tracking with a small device that you put in your vehicle - the app will record your miles and all the required information without you having to open the app every time you drive.

Mileage trackers allow you to create documentation that you can submit to your employer or the local tax authority in order to prove your reimbursement or deduction claims.

When looking for a mileage tracker, make sure to choose one that can record all the information you need according to your local tax authority’s requirements.

See the rules you need to follow if you are receiving mileage reimbursement or claiming tax deductions for your mileage.


The best mileage tracker app for you will depend on your needs and the local requirements of what you should be logging for your mileage reimbursement or deductions. We recommend looking for an app that will track your mileage automatically, log all the needed information for trips such as the time, destination and purpose, and provide you with mileage reports you can use for your reimbursement. Try out the Driversnote app today for free!
You can track your mileage for free in a paper log or a spreadsheet but if you drive a lot for work it might take up much of your time. You can also use a mileage tracking app to automate your business mileage logs - apps for tracking mileage often have both free and paid plans - look around and see what app and plan will best suit your needs.
You can track your mileage manually in a logbook or a spreadsheet, or automatically with a mileage tracker. We recommend using a mileage tracker in order to simplify tracking your driving.

How to automate your mileage logbook

Manually filling out your logbook can get tedious - see how to automatically track trips for your mileage reimbursement or deductions.
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