Mileage Tracking

Best Mileage Tracker Apps in 2024: Tested and Compared

Samson Kiarie
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November 14, 2023 12:44 PM
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If you're looking for the best mileage-tracking app to streamline expense tracking, reimbursement, and tax deductions, we've got you covered here. We put various apps through the wringer and settled for the top five mileage trackers built for accuracy, accountability, and top-notch employee privacy.  

In this guide, we'll reveal each app's mileage tracking modes and describe how they worked during our hands-on testing. In addition, we'll discuss other features you get with each mileage tracker and pricing. The goal is to divulge every information you need to pick a mileage tracker that suits your company's needs and preferences. 

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Our Testing Process

We took each app to the field on an identical route during our rigorous testing. We tested every tracking mode and switched off the internet mid-trip to try offline mode. 

The hands-on testing enabled us to weigh usability and determine if the app was easy or challenging for employees. During the testing, we subjected the apps to the same rigorous tests, pushing them to the limits to reveal their strengths and weaknesses. We picked the top five mileage tracking apps based on performance: 

  1. Timeero — Best Mileage Tracker With Segmented Tracking
  2. TripLog — Mileage tracking With Expense Tracker
  3. Everlance — Mileage Tracker for Self-Employed Users
  4. Driversnote — Mileage Tracking With iBeacon
  5. MileIQ — Easy-to-Use Mileage Tracker 

If you're getting started with mileage tracking, read our mileage tracking guide to learn how to go about it for maximum benefits. 

Top 5 Mileage Tracking Apps

Keeping a manual tally of business miles, dates, gas receipts, and credit card statements to get mileage deductions is complex and time-consuming. Translating the raw data into meaningful information for tax deductions and fair reimbursements is even more challenging. 

Thankfully, the following mileage trackers peel off these layers of intricacies, allowing you to track mileage and reimburse employees with ease and accuracy. Let's dive straight into the strengths and weaknesses of each app, starting with Timeero — the best mileage tracker. 

Timeero — Best Mileage Tracker With Segmented Tracking

timeero mobile gps tracking 
Timeero offers an intuitive mobile app that is easy to download from Google Play or Apple's app store. 


  • Easy to use
  • Automatic mileage tracking
  • Minimum tracking speed threshold
  • Segmented tracking 
  • Easy to generate timesheet reports and IRS-compliant mileage logs
  • Offline mode


  • Advanced tools come as paid add-ons

Timeero tops the list, thanks to its ease of use and the effectiveness with which it tracks mileage. You don't need to invest in expensive gadgets. Just request employees to install the mobile app on the iOS or Android smartphones — and that's it.

To track miles, the employee will need to clock in, which is as easy as selecting the assigned task/job and hitting "clock in." We'll tell how this simple clock-in simplifies trip classification. 

Before the employees are on the move, allow mileage tracking for their respective tasks and set the minimum speed threshold.

Allowing tracking for select tasks is an indispensable feature as it enables you to track mileage for your mobile workforce or a select group of employees. Setting the minimum speed threshold improves the accuracy of mileage logs as it prevents tracking when the employee is walking. 

Mileage Tracking Modes

timeero segmented tracking
Segmented tracking lets you compute miles covered between locations and time spent at each address. 

Timeero uses drive detection technology to track employee mileage. The employee doesn't have to lift a finger. As long as they are clocked in and have triggered the speed threshold, Timeero will log their miles automatically. The automatic tracking mode removes the human touch from the equation, thus propping up accuracy. 

However, tracking every mile an employee racks, including daily commute, doesn't amount to accuracy, at least in the eyes of the IRS. Remember, employee commute doesn't qualify for tax deductions or write-offs. Thankfully, the Timeero commuter mileage feature expunges employee commute from the logs, so they are IRS-compliant. 

Moreover, we recently introduced segmented tracking, a unique feature for sales representatives, real estate agents, and other mobile employees who must make multiple daily stops. Traditionally, these employees would have to stop and start mileage tracking every time they stop by a customer location to enable you to track mileage between customer addresses. 

The hassle is a story of the past now with segmented tracking. The employee clocks in once at the start of their workday and leaves Timeero to do the magic. The app tracks every movement and segments an employee's trip based on the stops. This way, you can tell the mileage between locations and time spent with the customer. 

Trip Classification

The IRS requires employers to define the purpose of every trip, as you can read in the IRS reimbursement rules guide. Timeero classifies employees' trips before they embark on their daily endeavors. 

Before the employee clocks in, Timeero requires them to pick their assigned task. Once they do so, every mile they log will be attributed to that task. In other words, Timeero tracks business miles only. You won't have to grapple with personal mileage seeking into your business log. 

Route & Breadcrumbs

timeero route with breadcrumbs
The route shows you where the employee has been, and you can click the 'Who's Working' to see their real-time location. 

Mileage tracking isn't all about racking up miles for reimbursement. It should also serve as a cost-control measure for your company. One way to achieve that goal is to instill accountability and ensure employees take the shortest route to each destination.

Timeero has features to help you achieve just that. First, each mile log has an accompanying map showing your employee's turn-by-turn route. The route has breadcrumbs, which you can click to zoom in on details like speed. 


The suggested mileage feature isn't the most accomplished route planning tool, but aids your fuel cost-saving goal. It recommends the shortest distance to your destination based on previous trips. It's ideal for sales representatives and delivery or rideshare drivers who have to visit one location multiple times. 

Employee Privacy Guarantee

Today's employees are more conscious of their privacy than ever. Using an app that intrudes on their privacy can lead to a lawsuit or mass action, and the consequences can be dire. 

Timeero puts employee privacy in their hands to avert any legal friction. Remember, the app only tracks mileage when the employee is clocked in. When they clock out, tracking ceases, and there's no way a manager can know the employee's whereabouts. Even if they forget to clock out, the app will send them a clock-out reminder.

Customer Support

Timeero is so easy to set up and use that you almost won't need a lending hand. That doesn't mean we've put customer support on the back burner. On the contrary, our customer support is fast and responsive by phone or email. A look at Apple apps or Google Play store comments reveals floods of positive customer reviews regarding our customer support. 

 timeero customer support
Timeero support agents are fast and responsive.

Additional Features

  • GPS location tracking
  • Time tracking with geofencing and facial recognition
  • Employee scheduling
  • California break tracker
  • Time-off tracking 

Integrations: Xero, Gusto, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online, Paychex, Rippling, Paylocity and ADP. 

Timeero pricing: 14-day free trial; paid pricing starts at $4 per user per month

TripLog — Mileage Tracking With Expense Tracker

triplog mobile app
Besides generating mileage reports, employees can create fuel expense reports for accurate invoicing.


  • Numerous mileage tracking mode
  • Automatic mileage tracking
  • Minimum tracking speed threshold


  • Privacy concerns with MagicTrip mode

TripLog gives Timeero a run for its money. Its mobile UI isn't as clean and clutter-free as Timeero, but we would be nitpicking to fault its usability. During our testing, we found TripLog to be easy to use, though the non-tech-savvy employees might struggle a little bit to find the way around since there's a lot going on on the home UI. 

Mileage Tracking Modes

The minor niggle aside, TripLog spoils you for choice with five mileage tracking modes. You can use manual, MagicTrip, Plug-N-Go, Car Bluetooth, or Gig App drivers mode. We tested these modes and are glad that they work just as described. Learn more in our full TripLog review

The MagicTrip is particularly helpful if you prefer automatic mileage tracking. All you have to do with the mode is set the minimum speed threshold and drive. The app tracks mileage when you exceed the predefined speed, just like Timeero. 

Additionally, you can use TripLog Drive or TripLog Beacon to track mileage, but these modes require purchased hardware.


TripLog doesn't offer segmented tracking, but you can set it to deduct employee commutes from their business mileage. The commuter mileage feature lets you remove commute, either

  • From the total mileage for the day
  • First trip of the day
  • Last trip of the day
  • Both the first and last trip of the day. 

Trip Classification

 trip log free mileage tracking app
TripLog lets you use the standard mileage rates to automatically create expense reports.

You can categorize trips manually or set up a frequent trip rule to auto-classify them. For example, you can set TripLog to classify every trip from A to destination B as work-related. This way, every trip you make between A and B will be classified as a business trip. 

The problem with this rule is that it's based on exact location entries. As a result, if you make a trip to destination B from a different origin, TripLog won't classify that as business. If that sounds off-putting, you'd have to resort to manual classification or use work schedules. 

With work hours, TripLog classifies every trip within the defined window as business and anything outside as personal. With manual classification, you click the B (business) or P (personal) icons to categorize your trip accordingly. 

Route & Breadcrumbs

TripLog does an excellent job showing a map with a turn-by-turn route. In addition, you can hover over the breadcrumbs (GPS points) to monitor employee's speed at any point during their trip. 

Employee Privacy Guarantee

With TripLog's manual tracking mode, you don't have to worry about violating employee privacy. Employees can start and end their trips as they see fit and are in charge of their privacy. 

However, you have to tread carefully when using the automatic mileage tracker. Take the MagicTrip mode, for instance. As long as the mode is on, TripLog will track employee mileage outside work hours, which can intrude on their privacy. If you opt for this mode, set a proper tracking policy to safeguard employee privacy. 

Customer Support

TripLog has three customer support options: Live chat, email, and ticket support. Overall, the customer support is excellent, thanks to its responsive agents. Live chat is ideal if you want an immediate solution to your problems. It's not instant — agents respond within 20 minutes — but it's great to have it as an option. 

Additional Features

  • Expense tracking tracker
  • Route planning
  • Time tracking
  • Employee scheduling
  • ACH reimbursement
  • Link bank account for efficient bookkeeping

Integrations: ADP, Xero, QuickBooks, SAP Concur, Paychex, Emburse, Salesforce, and Sage

TripLog Pricing: Free plan, premium plan pricing start at $5.99 per month

Everlance — Mileage Tracker for Self-Employed Users

everlance free app
Besides mileage tracking, Everlance offers an expense-tracking app to simplify invoicing. 


  • Automatic tracking mode
  • Easy trip classification
  • Support FAVR and CPM reimbursement


  • No minimum tracking speed threshold
  • No breadcrumbs

Everlance home UI has a lot going on. You see the mode you're on, trips made, and a pie chart showing an overview of the mileage you have logged in the current year. The level of information is excellent as it loops you in on mileage and travel expenses. Still, it does make the UI a little cluttered and confusing for first-time users. 

Mileage Tracking Modes

Like our top two picks, Everlance uses automatic drive detection, albeit with a strange tweak. There's no minimum speed threshold, which explains the app's propensity to track every mile. During our testing, Everlance recorded more miles than the rest of the pack, including MileIQ and Driversnote, which also don't use a speed threshold. 

The problem with this tracking mode is that Everlance tracks mileage even when the employee is walking or caught up in traffic snarl-ups. That might not be good from a business point of view, as it inflates mileage logs, compelling you to spend over the limit on employee reimbursement.

However, freelancers, self-employed, independent contractors, and rideshare (Lyft or Uber) drivers looking to track every mile visa-a-vis fuel consumption won't go wrong using Everlance. Learn more in our full Everlance review.  

Everlance has a commute feature geared towards restoring some accuracy to business miles. With the feature, you only need to define employee commute distance, and the app deducts it automatically from their reimbursable work mileage. 

Trip Classification

Compared to TripLog, Everlance's manual classification is more straightforward. Employees can swipe right or left to classify drives as business or personal. Alternatively, you can set work hours for automatic classification or configure the app to auto-classify all drives as business.

Everlance reports
Everlance enables you to create IRS-compliant reports to simplify computations when tax time rolls around. 

Route & Breadcrumbs

Everlance doesn't match Timeero or TripLog's performance because of the lack of breadcrumbs. It doesn't present a map showing an employee's route for the trip. Sadly, you only get the start and end GPS points. With no breadcrumbs, you can't monitor employee behavior during the trip. 

Employee Privacy Guarantee

Like with the rest of the apps, manual tracking doesn't instigate any privacy concerns. The story for automatic trip detection is different, though. When turned on, this feature tracks employee movement, even outside business hours. 

If you're after enhancing employee privacy, use Everlance automatic drive detection with a solid GPS tracking policy. Ideally, you should have a guideline requiring employees to turn off automatic drive detection when they end their work-related trips. 

Customer Support

Customer support is Everlance's forte. During our testing, we contacted support agents via email, and the experience was unerring. They responded to our email in less than 24 hours, which is excellent by email support standards. You can also use phone support if an issue requires urgent intervention.


Customer reviews online back up our sentiments. Many reviews rave about the responsive and helpful support agents, who are well-conversant with every issue you throw at them. 

Additional Features

  • Business expenses tracking
  • Deductions finder
  • Supports FAVR and CPM reimbursement programs
  • Driver checkup

Integrations: Accounting software such as Freshbooks and Xero

Everlance pricing: Free, Premium version pricing starts at $10 per user per month

Driversnote — Mileage Tracking With iBeacon

driversnote mobile app
Driversnote mobile app is easy to use. 


  • Automatic mileage tracking
  • Easy trip classification
  • Improve accuracy with iBeacon


  • No minimum tracking speed detection
  • Limited integrations

Driversnote mileage tracking app adopts a design similar to that of MileIQ. The home UI on mobile is a hub for all your unclassified drives, but the ribbon at the bottom of the screen keeps vital settings within arm's reach. 

Mileage Tracking Modes

Driversnote drive detection technology doesn't track mileage based on a predefined speed threshold. 

Instead, it uses a smartphone's GPS and accelerometer data to spot a new drive. This depends on how fast your phone receives GPS signal, and it's no surprise it missed part of our trip, especially when we traversed a low-network zone. 


Beyond automatic drive detection, you can use Driversnote iBeacon to track mileage. This mode requires additional investment in iBeacon gadgets but might be well worth it for teams working in remote regions or if you need to enhance employee privacy.


Essentially, you mount the iBeacon Bluetooth device in the car and link it to the driver's smartphone. When the driver enters the vehicle, iBeacom sends signals to the smartphone, prompting it to track mileage as soon as the driver starts driving. Learn about iBeacon in our full Driversnote review

Trip Classification

driversnote trips
Classifying trips on Driversnote is a cinch.

Driversnote doesn't support one-swipe drive classification, but the process is still easy. You only need to open the drive card and tap "personal" or "business" to classify the trip. 

But if you want to sidestep manual classification, you have four auto-classification options: 

  • Based on the previous trip
  • Always as a business
  • Always as personal
  • Based on work hours

Route & Breadcrumbs

Driversnote shows you the route an employee took during the trip. While there are no breadcrumbs, monitoring your employees' route nudges them to adhere to the driving policy. No employee would ever take a longer route for scenic purposes — when they know you have evidence to catch them in the act. 

Employee Privacy Guarantee

The manual tracking mode is ideal if employee privacy is a top priority. Driversnote iBeacon is also excellent if employees leave the car at company premises. Driversnote won't track their movement in both cases as they run personal errands outside work hours.


However, if you prefer auto-track mode, accompany it with a solid tracking policy. The tracking guideline should require employees to turn off auto-track at the end of their business trip. This way, Driversnote won't track their movement outside business hours. 

Customer Support

Driversnote offers live chat, email, and phone support — a great selection of support options. 

The agents on live chat respond within a few hours. It's not instantaneous like you'd expect of live chat support, but the agents are well-conversant with Driversnote issues.

The only quibble is that phone support isn't directly available to everyone. You have to submit a request via email to explain your issue. Driversnote will evaluate your case, and if they deem it worth a chat over the phone, you'll get a link to book a call. Obviously, that means phone support may take longer than usual. 

Additional Features

  • Custom mileage rates
  • Employee work schedule
  • Odometer log
  • Team management

Integrations: Microsoft Excel

Driversnote pricing: Free version (up to 15 trips per month), Paid plans start at $11 per month 

MileIQ — Easy-to-Use Mileage Tracker 

MileIQ mobile app
MileIQ has a lean feature, which makes it easy to use. 


  • Automatic mileage tracking
  • Easy to turn off drive detection
  • Easy to use


  • No offline mode
  • Omits trips shorter than one mile
  • No commuter mileage feature

MileIQ is another mileage tracker that adopts a unique UI design. The mobile app is designed to serve all your drives on the home UI. While that makes it look a little more cluttered, it goes a long way towards aiding trip classification — more on this in a bit.

The mileage tracker targets small business owners in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The app might not be available on Apple's App and Google Play store if you're outside these countries.   

Mileage Tracking Modes

Like Driversnote, MileIQ doesn't have a minimum speed threshold. To make matters worse, it doesn't track every mile you drive. The app detects a new trip when you travel at least half a mile. Sometimes, depending on cell towers and Wi-Fi signals, MileIQ can take up to a mile to spot a new drive.

This tracking mode sacrifices a slice of MileIQ accuracy. During our testing, the app disregarded many trips that were less than a mile. This may not look like a big deal in a single day. However, the numbers can add up quickly, eating away at your rightful mileage deductions and tax write-offs. 

That's not the only issue. MileIQ ends a trip when you stop for more than 15 minutes, and that's a strike against its capability as a mileage tracker for door-to-door reps. Since it doesn't offer a segmented tracking tool, it won't be easy to compute the distance between client locations or the time a rep spends with each customer. 

Another quibble is that MileIQ doesn't offer a commuter mileage feature. The only way to deduct commute would be to set their distance from office to home as a frequent drive — and configure MileIQ to classify that as a personal trip. This way, it won't end up on your business mileage log. 

mileiq drives reports
MileIQ misses trips shorter than one mile.

Trip Classification

Trip classification is one of the few things MileIQ excels at. Trip classification is a cinch — swipe right to classify business trips or left to categorize personal trips. There are two auto-classify options.

First, you can configure frequent drives so that MileIQ classifies them as either business or personal. Second, turn on work hours so the app classifies drives within the predefined windows as business. 

Route & Breadcrumbs

If you're already grappling with accountability, you're better off using another mileage tracker. Why? As elegant as MileIQ may appear, it doesn't show the route your employee took — it only shows where they began and ended their trip. 

You'll see the total miles clocked, but you can't tell whether the employee took route A or B. That might not be appealing if you want to enhance accountability. 

Employee Privacy Guarantee

Same as other mileage trackers, there's no privacy concern with MileIQ's manual mileage tracking. It means employees stay on top of their privacy, and any intrusion would be negligence on their part.

However, the automatic tracking mode can be a privacy risk. The tracker will be on the employee's trail even after business hours. The good thing about MileIQ is that it's easy for employees to turn off drive detection to enhance their privacy. 

Even so, it would help if you created a solid tracking policy to ensure employees are using this feature to its effect. This will enhance their privacy and safeguard your company from potential litigation.  

Customer Support

MileIQ's customer support options are limited to ticket-based support only. The provider usually responds within 24 hours, from Monday to Friday. Sadly, responses for tickets submitted on weekends may take longer to arrive.  

Additional Features

  • Location tracking 
  • Driver management

Integrations: Xero, SAP Concur, Sage, Route4Me, and Bookkeeper360

MileIQ pricing: Free for individuals, paid plans for teams start at $5 per user per month.

Pick The Best Mileage Tracking For Your Company

Pick the best mileage tracker with a minimum speed threshold for improved accuracy. Timeero and TripLog are the standouts in this regard. However, Timeero has the leg-up, thanks to advanced features such as segmented tracking and suggested mileage.

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FAQs: Best Mileage Tracker

What Is the Best Way to Keep Track of Business Miles?

The best way to track business miles is to use an automatic mileage tracker with a commuter mileage feature. 

What Is the Best Mileage Tracking App?

Timeero is the best mileage tracking app, thanks to its automatic tracking mode and the unique segmented tracking feature. 

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Samson Kiarie

Samson is a mathematician turned content marketer specializing in SaaS and Tech content. He focuses on the practical aspects of software systems while keeping abreast of the industry’s cutting-edge principles to create informative and engaging content. When he’s not writing, Samson spends time playing or watching soccer.

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