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MILEAGE. A compensation allowed by law to officers, for their trouble and expenses in travelling on public business.
     2. The mileage allowed to members of congress, is eight dollars for every twenty miles of estimated distance, by the most usual roads, from his place of residence to the seat of congress, at the commencement and end of every session. Act of Jan. 22, 1818; 3 Story, Laws U. S. 1657.
     3. In computing mileage the distance by the road usually travelled is that which must be allowed, whether in fact the officer travels a more or less distant way to suit his own convenience. 5 Shepl. R. 431.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Auto-Report Generation: Users can set VQ Mileage Tracker to automatically email them weekly, monthly or quarterly Mileage Report spreadsheets;
According to a Mileage Check spokesperson, "Cyprus is particularly bad compared with the rest of Europe.
There are no EPA mileage measures for these trucks; however, because newer models are cleaner than older models, the age requirement ensures that the trade will improve environmental quality.
"There have been only two recent instances of NJMG employees being dismissed for deliberate mileage fraud.
The business mileage rate was 50.5 cents in the first half of 2008 and 58.5 cents in the second half.
In addition, if you're insured by State Farm, a 12% to 18% discount will be applied if you've maintained low mileage for one year.
After considering 28 different funding ideas, the task force recommended that Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) conduct a pilot program to study the concept of a mileage fee.
The Mizuho-ANA card will be Japan's first frequent flyer mileage card that can be used as a cash card at a major bank and as a credit card, the sources said.
HM Revenue and Customs has published updated advisory mileage rates which take immediate effect.
I also hypothesized that a readily identifiable point would exist in the mileage of a vehicle, after which the cost and frequency of repairs would increase rapidly.
Claim business mileage: The mileage allowance for business use of a vehicle is 44.5[cents] per mile for 2006.
The launch of the Mileage Plus Wireless online wireless store has been announced by United Airlines.