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Telematics to Help Web Service Company Cut Costs

October 15, 2010

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - Web Service Company, a national laundry services provider, has signed a new, three-year agreement with GE Capital Fleet Services to use GE's Monitor and Intelligent Ops telematics solutions, with a goal of significantly reducing Web Service Company's operating costs. In addition, Web Service Company will become a user of GE's one-stop web portal providing extensive vehicle data used to manage fleet spend.

Web Service Company provides laundry services for apartments, military bases, college residence halls, and other multi-housing locations. Under the service agreement, GE will outfit the company's fleet of light trucks and vans with GE's latest telematics units.

"We value the revolutionary approach that this solution represents, and are confident that this level of performance insight will give us a valuable edge and help our team establish a new standard of operational excellence," said Chris Hannum, chief operating officer for Web Service Company.

GE's Monitor solution uses hardware and software to capture vehicle location, use, and condition data. Customers can access maps, reports, and alerts to improve their fuel consumption, maintenance expenses, and mobile operations. The company's recently launched Intelligent Ops solution is designed to help customers drive significant profitability improvements through more efficient mobile operations. Operations and sales leaders can access a detailed assessment of their mobile team performance relative to goals, granular insight regarding customer costs, and exception-based talking points to help managers more effectively engage driver best-practice recognition and coaching opportunities, according to GE.


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